Well, I’ve been working on a mac for 12 years now. I was in social sciences and now starting to shift my career to coding.
I must say that building my own text editor engine could become like the ultimate goal for me.
I’ve always been so frustrated with the limitations of mac os writing engine… I came to the conlcusion that the same issues in most text editors meant that the underlying text editor was the main problem. I spent a decade writing text, and using many apps, and I’m convinced that Apple has done a poor job for “writers” (meaning people using text) so far.
This is the first time I read that this stuff is called NSTextView. Boy I wish I had switched careers way earlier so that I’d be able today to tackle this monster. I’m 100% with you Jesse, there really is something to be done here, something that could be a game changer for your apps. Well optimized, a solid text editor engine could really make the difference.