[TxMt] Method/function list?
kmcmillan at leapfrogonline.com
Mon Nov 29 21:06:09 UTC 2004
On Nov 29, 2004, at 1:01 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2004, at 19:34, Chris Bailey wrote:
>> [...] I thought it was targeted at programmers, so this kind of thing
>> seems like one of the more standard features to expect.
> I thought it was one of those features that the implementor thought
> where nice to have but no-one actually used. But I think I've gotten
> around 20-30 requests for such a popup ;)
> I'll add it in v1.1 where the syntax definition files will be extended
> to extract amongst other such info from the document.
just to reiterate how this would be useful (to me anyway) : With a
popup menu of all defined classes and functions you could jump to a
function in two clicks. On our development team we define functions
alphabetically, for easy lookup, but when you are trying to move around
a legacy file or some large class, scrolling is a pain no matter what.
Emacs on Linux lets you search forward (Ctl-S) or search back (Ctl-R)
but this to me isn't the perfect solution either because then you end
up typing a lot more than necessary. in fact, doing a key command to
popup the function-browser menu then typing through the list to get a
funciton alphabetically, one could really move fast.
even though I probably couldn't make a valid argument that this is more
than just a "nice to have" feature, it is almost essential to working
in poorly organized, large class files (I switch to SubEthaEdit when I
am in that situation currently). When officially switching to TextMate
the lack of a function-popup made me feel crippled :(
anyway, glad to hear this has made the to-do list. I think TextMate
will officially clobber BBEdit with this feature plus the SFTP/ CVS,
etc in 1.1 :D
>> One other thing I’d really like to see is the equivalent of the
>> “bbedit –w”
>> command line syntax, so that I can use TM as my Perforce editor.
> What does -w do?
> I'm guessing it starts BBEdit and doesn't exit before the document is
> closed again in BBEdit -- I made an OS X service which does this, I
> can probably turn that into a command line tool in a few minutes, then
> I can also add a -l/--line option which I've seen requested.
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