[hcs-d] Mac text editor

Joshua Kroll jkroll at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Apr 18 16:58:48 EDT 2009

Keito obviously hasn't heard about emacs. I hear someone has even
packaged it for OS X, but I'm not really an OS X user.


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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