[hcs-d] Mac text editor

Keito Uchiyama keito at cs.harvard.edu
Sat Apr 18 17:02:12 EDT 2009

Greg -- yep, tabs only work for projects. Apparently general tab  
support is coming in TextMate 2.0, but nobody knows when that's  
coming, if ever. It's a bit like Perl 6.

Josh -- in fact, I've tried both Aquamacs (the OS X-like version of  
emacs) and MacVim (the equivalent for vim), but what I'm looking for  
is something that really integrates with the Mac interface, a la gedit  
for Gnome.


On Apr 18, 2009, at 16:58, Joshua Kroll wrote:

> 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.
> Josh
> 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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