[TxMt] Re: TM2 in the Vaporware Awards

Brad Hutchins oshybrid at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 22:33:35 UTC 2010

Perhaps jEdit, or Eclipse in General.  PSPad is probably the best free text
editor for Windows.

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Rick Gigger <rick at alpinenetworking.com>wrote:

> I have not taken much time to investigate this but so far I have been
> unable to find anything that feels as natural as TextMate.  Is there another
> editor that has these features:
> 1. Snippets with place holders that you can tab through
> 2. The equivalent of TextMate commands
> 3. An equivilent of the cmd-T go to file command
> 4. The ability to make an ad-hoc project by opening a folder on the command
> line
> 5. An equivilent of the cmd-shift-T go to symbol command
> 6. Nested syntax highlighting (for example the ability to intermingle
> javascript, php, html, css in one file and have them all highlighted
> correctly)
> These seem like pretty basic features at this point but they are the one's
> that really draw me to TextMate. With TextMate 2 taking so long I have
> looked around to see if another editor has emerged with the same usability
> and I just haven't found anything.
> Can any other editor do all these things?
> Thanks,
> Rick
> On Jan 1, 2010, at 8:48 AM, Timothy Reaves wrote:
> >
> > On Dec 23, 2009, at 1:41 PM, Alex Ross wrote:
> >
> >> On Dec 23, 2009, at 7:45 AM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> >>
> >>> heh… yesterday I proudly told my brother in law that I am now so
> mainstream that TM has made it to Wired’s vaporware list, though he didn’t
> know what vaporware was ;)
> >>
> >> “Congratulations” was my first thought…
> >>
> >
> >
> >       Congratulations indeed.  Nothing like allowing a product to
> founder, while the competition catches up, and surpasses.  I remember when
> TM outshone by far the Xcode editor.  That hasn't been the case now for a
> good long time.  Same for other editors.  I still use it, even with all of
> it's flaws, but only for a replacement for mvim.
> >
> >       I understand software is hard; I've written a few million lines of
> code in my time.  I also understand how easy it is to get in over your head.
>  A particular company I worked for known best for internet search starts
> many of it's apps as small, single programmer projects.  Then they catch on
> like wildfire, and the company takes them over, and makes them capable of
> the larger attention base.  And they have great problems at this.  It is
> very difficult to take a small app that is popular, and turn it into a
> bigger app that is just as popular.  Especially with inadequate development
> resources.
> >
> >       So, yes, TM is still very popular with the cult that use it.  But
> I'll tell ya what: at that afore mentioned company the majority of non-Java
> developers insist that emacs is still the best out there.  Draw your own
> conclusions.
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > textmate mailing list
> > textmate at lists.macromates.com
> > http://lists.macromates.com/listinfo/textmate
> _______________________________________________
> textmate mailing list
> textmate at lists.macromates.com
> http://lists.macromates.com/listinfo/textmate
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.macromates.com/textmate/attachments/20100105/dc90ede2/attachment.html>

More information about the textmate mailing list