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mdhughes
mdhughes
Sublime or Sub-prime? mdhughes.tech
wearsmanyhats
wearsmanyhats

@mdhughes I've had a brief look at Sublime Text 4, as someone who used to use ST3 for a long while. Sadly, the Package Control system remains as inscrutable as ever, and the thought of wading into editing JSON files to get it customised to my liking has me running for the exit. Sadly, I can't see them winning many converts from VS Code.

pimoore
pimoore

@wearsmanyhats @mdhughes VSCode won me away from Emacs at work, which was never going to be an easy task. At this point for something to topple it is highly unlikely.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@pimoore @wearsmanyhats The scripting in Python's a lot nicer (that horrible cursor API aside) than giant masses of JS to do anything. ST4's faster than anything else I've seen short of BBEdit, VSCode & Atom aren't even close, I often outtype them.

pimoore
pimoore

@mdhughes @wearsmanyhats I wanted to like Atom a lot more than I did, but you’re right about it being slow. For me at least, VS Code was much faster in comparison.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@mdhughes it’s not hard to outtype any IDE or text editor configured to have IDE like features as vs code or atom.

mdhughes
mdhughes

@hjertnes But I can't outtype ST4, or BBEdit, or console Vim (MacVim/GVim is nearly as slow as VSCode). Big files make that even more clear, the JS editors are a league behind. So some effort may be worth putting in for a faster system.

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hjertnes
hjertnes

@mdhughes I think part of the speed difference are language servers and autocomplete stuff, and that ST4 would most likely slow down to the others if you could re-create the features and behaviors of the IDE’s with plugins.

I use IDE’s most of the time and BBEdit or nova when auto complete doesn’t matter