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@AlmondSauce There are other reasons; How it hangs up when crawling projects, the price and one mentioned above on another tool which is the use of Java (because its an unneeded resource hog).
I just used one reason per item because otherwise it'd turn into a wall of text.
Thanks for making me aware though, I might check it out. 👍
@stonestorm Java is way, way less of a resource hog than Electron (Electron will likely use more processes and over double the memory to achieve a similar thing in my experience.) IntelliJ will use more resources than VSCode, but that's because it's a fully featured heavyweight IDE rather than because it's using Java.
But yes, it's a bit pricey if you want more features than the community (work pay for my license and I have a qualifying open source project, so I get it for free) and it can be a bit slow code-analysing large projects. Each to their own really - I like it but I know plenty of people who don't :-)
@AlmondSauce To be honest, in my experience, I don't think I've seen a Java app (Runtime environment included) that doesn't take up less than 400MB which is well over what my usual VSCode footprint is.
Everyone had their own favourite, but I personally believe Java needs to be replaced with a better alternative.
To be clear though, I don't think that alternative should be electron.
dr-ant14281yVscode is like vim? Does it have vim keybindings?
dr-ant14281y@stonestorm haha that's alright.
I tried an extension like that on VS professional edition. But it was more headache than it was worth.
Too bad it's probably the most unstable program I've used in years. Maybe my environment is a bit unusual.
R3ym4nn4161yAnd its "autocomplete" is complete bullshit.
Basically it can do nothing out of the box, except TypeScript. Its just a big piece of plugin soup for me.
I cant use it longer than 2 hours without screaming.