[hcs-d] Mac text editor

Joshua Kroll jkroll at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Apr 18 17:07:05 EDT 2009

I will interject here that I have just discovered that gedit has more
power than I could possibly have imagined.

OK. Time to stop listening to the Star Wars soundtrack on loop.


On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Keito Uchiyama <keito at cs.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 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.
> Keito
> 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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