When comparing TextMate vs Lime, the Slant community recommends TextMate for most people. In the question“What are the best programming text editors?” TextMate is ranked 19th while Lime is ranked 77th. The most important reason people chose TextMate is:
Textmate is open source and hosted on [GitHub](https://github.com/textmate/textmate).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Open source
Textmate is open source and hosted on GitHub.
TextMate has an extensive library of plugins which can be further extended to make it even more powerful.
Pro Lightweight footprint
It's lightweight footprint makes it extremely fast to load and use.
Pro Multi line select and editing
Pro OS X only (native)
Pro Free and open source
Lime is open source and free to use, unlike Sublime.
Pro Almost as good as Sublime Text
Lime is very useful, powerful, and clean. It has a sleek UI (as compared to Sublime) but is generally quite similar, if not better in some respects, than Sublime Text.
Con OS X only
TextMate is for OSX only.
Con Doesn't have an installer
You need to build Lime from source yourself, which may be out of many people's skill level.