Atom 1.13

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#1

Not a project I actively track, but I've been doing WordPress theme development a lot lately, with a dozen or so files open at once. Gonna see if Atom has any advantages over tried and true gedit.


#2

There is definitely something to say for good defaults. Take for instance the syntax colors for Atom versus gedit.

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I spent a lot of time comparing the default color palettes that come with gedit, and I chose the one that I could read the easiest... but Atom's default is easier on my eyes. So I am going to try it for a while.

I still think gedit is a terrific default text editor for GNOME! I just wish it had even a fraction of the developer support newer projects have. We'd have an even more exceptional OS.


#3

I love Atom. I ran into some issues when I tried to use it primarily as my editor ~5 months ago.

  • Memory usage. It would suddenly balloon to over 3GB!! (it might be restricted to the fact I run OSX.)
  • Syntax highlighting spotty, specifically in PHP. It doesn't support heredoc at all,which unfortunately is what one of our legacy projects uses extensively.

But maybe it's time to give it a try again!


#4

This seems to be an issue they are aware of, though haven't solved yet:

It will probably work fine for what I am doing. Gonna put it through its paces today. ^_^