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Re: Emacs vs. TextMate (not trying to start an editor war)


From: Cezar Halmagean
Subject: Re: Emacs vs. TextMate (not trying to start an editor war)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:21:23 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (darwin)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> AIUI, textmate's internal engine was written specifically to support this
> kind of nested mode well, so it's not surprising that it does so.  Emacs
> does not have this sort of special support.
>
> So if you compare them in that specific case, textmate looks pretty
> good.  However it's far from clear that textmate would fare as well in a
> more general comparison.
>
> -Miles

This is what I keep hearing about Emacs, how it would take a complete
rewrite to support that. Is that true ? Or what is the *thing* missing
in Emacs that makes it so hard to make it a top web dev IDE/editor.

Cezar





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