werchter wrote:Even more so if there is no sensible argument against it. (I just don't think your arguments against tabs are particularly strong).
fair enough. I think my arguments are sensible and i will reiterate them here:
1. I think tabs are good for a web browser because width is important because of the way web pages are designed with side bars and three column content. This is not the case for text editors; especially those that are developer text editors like sublime, vim, emacs, because most of the code has restricted width. For text editors, hight is more important than width because you want to see the maximum code available, which a side bar accomodate without a problem. That's why you often see developers use vertical monitors for their coding display.
2. Tabs grow horizontally which means more tabs decrease the amount of space available for titles. A side bar doesn't suffer from this problem and can accomodate much more elements than tabs.
I think tabs were wrongly copied from web browsers to text editors.