Peter E. wrote:
Despite that, the whole look and feel and Mac is just sooo different (in a
good sense) [on TextMate]
Out of the box, and go to the top and bottom of a file,
respectively, which is almost never what you want to do.
Next, most of programming a well-factored application requires
flicking between methods in different files. So the search system A>
cannot simply “search all open documents”, B> puts “search entire
project” into a separate window, C> blocks input during the search, D>
requires several keystrokes to load and start the search, and E>
require several keystrokes just to step thru the citations.
Next, Mac treats applications as suites of common windows, despite all
programming consists of flicking between different applications. So,
at flick time, Mac hides the blurred application’s satelite windows or
insists on putting them under satelite windows of the focussed
application. Even if you might have needed to read something on them.
Mac is too condescendingly helpful here…
Next, Mac treats minimized, hidden, and overlapped windows
differently, requiring different keystrokes or mouse-abuse to get to
And don’t get me started about peripheral items, like bouncing icons
on the application bar, or the crappy window manager shipped with
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