I have been using editors like IntelliJ for a long time. Most editors I’ve encountered have a different
ctrl+left/right handling than Atom.
Consider the following text (and the cursor here is
|var foo = 5
If you’d like to rename the variable
foo to be
bar, I’d normally press
ctrl+right, and it’d move the cursor right next to the beginning of
foo. Instead with Atom, the cursor annoyingly does not jump over the whitespace:
var| foo = 5
Also, in some cases with heavy punctuation and whitespace, it takes way too many
ctrl+left/right to navigate through it. I believe this is caused by the same behavior I just described.
I just think Atom is too “careful” or “calm” for my taste. I’d like there to be an option to change this behavior.