[OS X TeX] your wiki needs you?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Thu Sep 18 21:08:31 EDT 2008

Le 18 sept. 08 à 00:16, Dr. Clea F. Rees a écrit :

> Highly unlikely. I think TextMate should be on the Front Ends page
> because it is simpler that way and makes more intuitive sense to me.

Coming late in the game (I was away and just came back), and FWIW  
given I haven't (and won't at least for some time) contributed to the  
wiki: I disagree with this.

Front ends here, in the sense that TeXShop and iTeXMac (and now  
TeXworks, and also Textures which pioneered all of them) are front  
ends, refer for TeX to what an IDE is for programming: a sophisticated  
environment using multiple windows and a sophisticated GUI to provide  
the user with everything's that needed to write TeX document, navigate  
between source and output, inspect the logs, debug, etc.

I'm no TextMate user myself, but from what I read here and there it  
seems TextMate is a text editor with TeX input help (such as syntax  
coloring) and built-in TeX preview (using WebKit), similar to what  
BBEdit provides for HTML and CSS. That's nice, but doesn't make  
TextMate a proper TeX IDE IMHO.

Bruno Voisin

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