[hcs-d] Mac text editor

Greg Brockman gregory.brockman at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 16:58:39 EDT 2009


Really?  I've heard only good things about TextMate before.  I haven't
actually used it, but tabs do exist (Google says only for projects,
however).  Incidentally, it's the editor of choice for Ruby on Rails.

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Keito Uchiyama <keito at cs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> I don't want to start a "my text editor is better/bigger/[other adjective]
> than yours" discussion, but I have a question: what text editor do you
> recommend for Mac OS X?
>
> I've been a TextWrangler user for a couple of years now, and overall I've
> been satisfied with it, except for its total lack of auto-indentation and
> other coding-related goodies you see in, say, Visual Studio or Xcode.
> However, a month ago, I stumbled across TextMate, and love its indentation,
> rich syntax highlighting, and extensibility. But I'm not totally happy with
> it, given its lack of tabs, a half-baked regular expression feature, and
> lack of full-width character support (can't type Japanese in it without
> going crazy).
>
> So pray tell, what experiences have people on hcs-discuss had with text
> editors on Mac OS X?
>
> Keito
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