[OS X TeX] [editors] TextMate

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Fri Nov 26 03:55:36 EST 2004

On 26 Nov 2004, at 7:17 PM, Mark Smith wrote:
> Indeed, I think this folding is about the only area where TextMate 
> really has any particluar advantage over e.g. BBEdit, but for me, its 
> (TextMate's) lack of AppleScript support and general immaturity that 
> make it, at best, one to keep an eye on.

I agree, but I also think folding is the best thing I've ever seen in 
an editor besides automatic indent (which I haven't actually found in a 
LaTeX editor yet!). But yes, the number of features it lacks outweighs 
this advantage for now.

> The folding approach can be had "in spades" if you prepare your bulk 
> text in an outliner such as OmniOutliner or TAO. OO in particular has 
> nice scripts for exporting passable LaTeX from an outline such that 
> you don't have to do all that much cleaning up afterwards. You 
> scarifice syntax colouring whilst writing though.

Uh. No thanks :)
I investigated an OO->LaTeX script at some stage, and while I was 
impressed at the technology, I definitely didn't want to write anything 
that way.


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