Luckily, the University of Google provided a solution – Notepad++. This thing is great, and open-source (as opposed to most Windows “freeware”, which I avoid like the plague). It allows editing of just about any text file (C, perl, python, PHP, XML, HTML, CSS, as well as .ini files and .conf files, to name a few) right off the bat, and features tabbed editing, syntax highlighting (including bracket/parenthesis pairing, so you can quickly find missing or extra brackets/parenthesis), per tab operations, code-collapsing, and extensive search capabilities, just to name a few. It is an invaluable tool for editing text files on Windows. If you have to work in Windows and need to do any quick and dirty code editing, this software is definitely worth a look.