I used to depend on IDEs for my programming, but in the past few months have switched over to vim. I’ve found that despite vim’s steeper learning curve, there have been definite benefits once I got accustomed to it.
Now, this is a personal choice, and I for one wouldn’t try to impose some editor or IDE on my coworker. But do interviewers often judge job applicants (either consciously or subconsciously) on their editor/IDE choice? Would a traditional option like vim or Emacs be frowned upon, so that it’s worth hiding one’s true preferred editor during an interview?