On Fri, 1 Oct 2021 at 15:06, Adrian Graham <binarydinosaurs at gmail.com> wrote:
On 1 Oct 2021, at 12:58, Liam Proven via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
Discontinued some years ago, sadly.
Yes, and instead they made BBEdit free for the most part. That?s what I?m using. Still
got TextWrangler on the older Macs of course.
True and fair.
I personally have no use for language plugins and so on -- I only need
text editors for plain-text files, not program code.
The thing is that I want and like small, fast, simple editors that
start very quickly and just do text and nothing else. 90% of the time
I don't want colour-coding or syntax highlighting or any of that. I
just want something that loads too fast to see and has the standard UI
with CUA menus and so on so I can do what I have to do and get out,
Which is where a lot of widely-admired editors fall down. Atom, VSCode
into a standalone app inevitably becomes Howl's Moving Castle, to echo
Steve Yegge's observation:
Scheme is an exotic sports car. Fast. Manual transmission. No radio.
Emacs Lisp is a 1984 Subaru GL 4WD: "the car that's always in front of
Common Lisp is Howl's Moving Castle.
TextWrangler was much smaller than BBEdit so it won for me. Once it
wasn't an option, well, BBEdit lost out.
I found a tiny thing called "TextEd". It's like macOS Text Edit but
much smaller and faster because it doesn't support formatting or RTF
or anything. I can post a link later; I'm on a different machine right
Vi, Joe, Nano, Pico etc also fail this, because of their weird UIs and
because they're shell-based and frankly if I'm in a GUI I want a GUI
app. Tilde is my preferred console Linux editor now, but sadly, it
doesn't work with things like the Git commit command -- no template is
inserted. So I have my default set to mcedit, which is still a bit
weird but at least only a bit.
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