[TxMt] Bloating?

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Fri Mar 25 17:56:34 UTC 2005

On Mar 23, 2005, at 22:00, H H wrote:

> I really like TextMate because its is not overly boated with features. 
>  For instance, the discussion on adding an SFTP client to it, is 
> baffling -- I don't like TextWrangler because the program is trying to 
> do everything for everybody -- even its preferences are too 
> complicated for most users.

It's definitely a priority for me to keep the GUI of TextMate as simple 
as possible -- I don't like adding settings/options unless they really 
do make sense, and I don't like features that may get in the way for 
people who do not use these features.

I do see some concerned about bloat (outside this ML also), but 
although I doubt any software author would declare bloat his goal, I 
definitely have the opposite goal. Finding the features/infrastructure 
that give optimal end-user flexibility is certainly what I try to 
pursue with TextMate.

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