Vault and You, sir, name? - What are those editors called/in which way are they modded (if they are)?
I have been using Courier since VC6, continuing on in VC8. Courier new works, but courier just feels... better. It doesn't poke your eyes out but it's not that soft either.
However, when coding in python, right now I use SciTE. Sadly, it isn't made for monospaced fonts (Seriously: why?), but with a hack it's... semi-monospaced (hard to explain, look at the __init__ text below). I have no idea what that font is called.
Anyone here know the font?
I have always where the evidence is for using a black background and so on. It seams like something that is just "common knowledge" but you'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who have actually read an serious scientific article about it.
Doesn't it have a lot to do with your room lightning and so on? I always have two 14 w (about the same as "normal" 2*70 w) lights behind me when coding, which is quite unlike some of my friends which sit in rooms that are completely dark except for the screen.
Please, prove why white text on black background is better.
I heard someone claim that a brown background with yellow text was best for your eyes: I have no idea if that was supposed to be a joke or not (since I just recently saw someone using that exact setup).
I guess we simply aren't _that_ sure of what is best? Like when we said that we are more sensitive to green light than red light (or something like that: the reason why night vision is green-tinted), which would mean our beliefs in the superiority of the red light (...the reason why the Terminator sees in red) has been wrong for >50 years.
(Once more, please prove me wrong!).