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TextWrangler: A full-featured (and now free) text editor
Authored by: wdnx on Jan 20, '05 11:38:35AM
In fact, I haven't seen a single thing in this thread that emacs cannot do...

Here's something I haven't seen it do yet: Get its fans to stop talking about it like it's the second coming.

I used to use emacs all the time before I switched to the mac, but at the time I switched, there wasn't a very good version to be had for OS X (the terminal version felt very wrong, and carbonised emacs was very young and fairly buggy), so I switched over to vim, and you know what? It wasn't the end of the world... Sure, I had to learn some new commands, but you get the basics down in a day or so (actually, I found that I liked the vim style of commands a little bit more). For tips and add-ons vim.org was quite helpful for a guy just starting out.

Now I use TextMate. Why? Because it feels o bit more like home to me. And also because I'm not going to treat some text editor like it's a religion.

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TextWrangler: A full-featured (and now free) text editor
Authored by: lrivers on Jan 20, '05 04:14:20PM

You are funny! I rarely crack up reading comments, but I did reading yours, glad I wasn't drinking anything at the time!



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TextWrangler: A full-featured (and now free) text editor
Authored by: jen729w on Jan 20, '05 09:42:44PM

Yeah, and if I recall correctly, the fancy carbon version is something like 170MB!? Christ alive! You'd want it to wake you up in the morning with a cup of tea for that.*

j.
*I believe it does this, with this simple emacs command: ctrl-hyphen-space, wait fourteen seconds, hold down "x" and blow your nose simultaneously, then repeat "I believe in emacs" thirty six times.



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