skarkkai wrote:That's all I want: confidence that I'll be able to keep using Sublime Text several years past the time its commercial development ends, were that to one day happen. I believe that's also Tack's interest.
Yeah, that's exactly it. When I think about my current workflow, which involves vim and a bunch of tiled terminals, this is how I've worked for the past 15 years. I have a tremendous muscle-memory investment. Now ST2 has some pretty awesome functionality (including and especially Goto Anything) that's really luring me away from my tried-and-true terms+vim setup.
But if I'm taking the plunge seriously, which requires easily months worth of retraining and unlearning previous habits (like no replace mode in Vintage mode? Arggh!) and doing that makes me more productive, there's no reason to think ST2 couldn't be the foundation of my workflow for the next 15 years.
So when we're talking about 10-15 years in the future, a closed source, single developer project really is a legitimate concern. I'm surprised by the dismissive attitude on this thread so far. Clearly these users change editors more easily than I do.