[TxMt] TextMate book reviewed on Slashdot

Alan Schussman alan at schussman.com
Mon Mar 26 20:05:03 UTC 2007

On 3/26/2007, "Jacques Chester" <jacques at chester.id.au> wrote:

>Congratulations and well done!

The problem is, it's an awful review. Not awful in the sense that it's
unfavorable to TextMate or the book (the author seems like both), but
just plain bad:

"TextMate is a closed-source, GUI-based, extensible text editor that
looks and behaves like a mashup of GNU Emacs ("Emacs") and NetBeans."


And without a single link to macromates.com, the review leaves no place
for the reader to go but into the comments, where a debate about the
merits and legality of copying the look and feel of emacs roars on: "Ok
so this is a closed source Emacs clone? Who the heck would want that? 1.
Emacs sucks 2. paying for it is crazy 3. why is it closed source?"


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