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  • I've found BBEdit to easily surpass Textpad in almost every way so far - what about it don't you like?
    • I don't know where to start, it's all wrong! No tabs! No good at configurable indenting! Many many other things! And the HTML heritage bears heavily...

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      • BBEdit has been around a lot longer than it has been used for HTML, and I don't think you could point at much of significance that you would use for coding that comes directly from its HTML features.

        BBEdit is not perfect, but it is the best editor out there, bar none. :)
        • When I tried it half the menus were covered with HTML-related stuff. Perhaps that's changed, and perhaps they can be removed. It doesn't give a first good impression. On second impression, I found a shortage of shortcuts to navigate around text. Again, probably configurable but points to a more mouse-oriented approach which I dislike (a general reproach for most things Mac it would seem -- I tend to expect at the very least Ctrl-arrow, Ctrl-Shift-arrow, Ctrl-Backspace-arrow, Ctrl-Del-Arrow where "arrow"

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          -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

          • by pudge (1) on 2003.06.24 9:37 (#21368) Homepage Journal
            Oh, you mean tabs so you can have multiple documents in one window. Well, most programs don't have that. I am not a big fan of tabs, but YMMV.

            Besides, with Exposé in Mac OS X 10.3, you won't need tabs. :-)
            • Yeah, those tabs :) I can't live without tabs. No tabs means not an option. I've looked at Exposé, it does look like it'll help for a lot of the misery I feel switching between windows on OS X, but it ain't like tabs. I don't want to see lots of miniatures of the stuff I'm editing (especially as I often have several dozen files open simultaneously), I want to see little tabs with a title so that I can tab through them!

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              -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]