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  • I'm also a paid up BBEdit user, (and long-time vim user) but have long ago ditched BBEdit for TextMate. Strong points of TextMate include really powerful and straightforward extensibility, a vibrant (largely applescript free!) community, and an incredibly responsive and sensitive developer. Weak points are few and becoming fewer, but one that might bite down the track is that it can choke rather badly on large files (think large xml files, for instance): the parsing code needs an overhaul for such tasks, an
    • I tried using sshfs once but my net connection is just too flaky here for it, and it doesn't recover very well from disconnects. I guess I could use TextWranger the few times I need ssh edits.
      • Using Cyberduck or Transmit or one of the [s]ftp clients that supports an external editor isn't horrible in the cases where you need to edit on an external site. However it does suck to end up lacking the things like easy integrated navigation etc (having to swap between Cyberduck and TM to chose files etc is a pain).

        I had a TM snippet at one point that would rsync my working directory properly which was really quite nice. TextMate has for me won the Text Editor Wars and is one of the two applications that means I will be using OSX for the foreseeable future.