I’m a developer and haven’t touched the physical Escape key in a very long time.
Patrick McCarren

To be honest lack of physical ESC is smalles of my worries, I’m more afraid of lack of F8/F9/F10 and so on, all those which are so useful during debugging in IntelliJ or Eclipse.

Of course they may be shown on touch bar, but it seems for me that you will need each time to look on this to ensure that you will click right on button, not middle two buttons (which one will work in this case?). I’m guessing that developers of IDEs will need to handle Macs special and add some piece of code which will make those buttons on touch bar bigger and more separated…
With physical keys its much easier.

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