[TxMt] A slightly different TextMate story...
ejknapp at mac.com
Tue Aug 8 14:49:26 UTC 2006
Well, I'm going to actually comment on this post. What a concept!
This is great and I think we should collect these stories somewhere,
maybe on a wiki. Is there already a "What I've Done with TextMate"
page somewhere? Sounds like a fun RoR project...
On Aug 7, 2006, at 4:54 PM, Jonas M Luster wrote:
> In the midst of all the "this is why I don't switch", and "I switched
> and love it" stories, I thought - as a brief interruption of the real
> work on this list - I'd share my 5 lines. I am registered user #81. I
> bought TextMate literally six hours after BBEdit, and haven't unpacked
> BB since. In fact, if you take a look at the Codingmonkeys website,
> you'll find my name there, as well, mentioned in one or two places.
> Nonetheless, it's TextMate I stuck with. Since that day I purchased
> it, I know what I did with it -
> - wrote close to 120,000 lines of code (wc -l over my local
> - taught myself two new programming languages
> - wrote two books
> - a PhD thesis
> - edited another book
> - and co-wrote an article for a Sociological magazine based on the PhD
> thesis that got me a rather prestigious award.
> - wrote close to 5,000 weblog and wiki pages and entries
> - wrote all my email
> - wrangled a 41,000 line dataset for the thesis using Ruby and a
> specialized bundle
> - coded Flexbar (an addon for World of Warcraft, just about THE addon)
> - and proposed marriage (don't ask)
> there you have it. Not sure many Mac editors can claim they've been
> used that versatilely.
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