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Holy jeebus, i absolutely positively just bought another license for my personal machine just because of this, now finally i can uninstall VScode and never look back.

It's not that "the site" supports ligatures, most browsers have had ligature support for a while now, so it's just a matter of picking a font whereas sublime would require core changes.

I'm on arch linux with xfce terminal configured in drop down mode, why would i need an integrated terminal when it's merely a hotkey press away at all times?

I think as coders / prosumers we become a little jaded. Like little arrows vs => is actually going to impact code execution. That said given how mature sublime is im wondering what the actual reason is behind it not having support... i mean if other text editors can do it?