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@vimal I mean, that's a very low bar to take. Visual Studio Code runs a browser to display its UI, so you'll have a hard time finding any text editor that manages to use more RAM than that.

@friend Understand the part about browsers using up memory.
Builder is more than a text editor though. It is an IDE with a built in support for many languages, debugging, building packages etc.,
wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Builder
Although, I have only used it for editing Markdown/Python/HTML files so far.

@vimal Hmm, well, now I'm actually not sure, if you understood my remark about browsers.
What I'm saying is that VS Code is literally a browser that displays a webpage for code editing. It's built with the Electron framework, so there's Chromium built into VS Code to render the UI with web technologies.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron

There's maybe some slight optimizations, because this browser only has to display this exact webpage, but it is still a browser.

@friend Thank you. Yes, I'm aware of the Electron/Chromium base. I have used VS code and Atom in the past.
I made the post to suggest gnome builder as an option for those looking for an IDE.

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