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  • As far as editors go, have you tried Active State's Komodo? They just open sourced it not too long ago and I've heard some good things about it: []

    It's built on Mozilla/XUL technologies so if the copy-paste in FF works in OSX, then it should work in komodo too.
  • I too was frustrated by the lack of a good terminal program to replace Windows' SecureCRT, but iTerm finally won me over with its extremely flexible key mappings. Any keys that don't work the way you expect, you can almost surely remap. I also like the ability to move sessions in and out of tabs, and "Send Input to all Tabs" is a great lazy way to handle repetitive tasks.

    For editing, I use the Carbon Emacs builds at [] - many varieties of both 22 and 23 are available. Never had a
  • First I've never learned (or bothered to learn) Emacs ... I was taught by my mother* that if you're gonna learn a Unix editor learn vi cause it's everywhere. Second, I started out using Windows and have always preferred a GUI editor. I don't know why but I like tabs and windows to click on.

    TextMate won my heart because it worked naturally with what I expected and was very easy (for me as a novice) to customize in the few places I wanted more. I can write extension commands in Shell or Perl (or Ruby or Pytho
  • ...were largely on the interface side. I wrote down my accumulated tips [] on the subject, though I don't expect them to appeal to everyone's tastes.
  • I've been using iTerm with good old terminal based emacs and vi and it has been working pretty well. I was using Aquamacs for a while, but I ended up with a desktop full of buffers and found it easier to keep them hidden in iTerm.

    One really annoying thing about running emacs in the terminal is that you have to use ESC for the meta key. But I've been able to trick out emacs using perlnow and an autocomplete elisp ( setup so while there are some nits in the system,