[TxMt] Input Patterns?
jchaffer at structureinteractive.com
Mon Apr 4 14:15:20 UTC 2005
On Apr 4, 2005, at 7:15 AM, Sune Foldager wrote:
> On 04-04-2005, at 06:20, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:
>> I hope this is not a very stupid question, but can someone explain to
>> me how input patterns are supposed to work? i.e. if i have bound a
>> snippet to an input pattern, how do I activate it? (An example of an
>> input pattern would be much appreciated). Or are they not implemented
> Certainly! .. you just type the pattern in the editor window as normal
> text, and press TAB. So it works as a short-cut really. There are
> plenty of snippets already in place in the various bundles :-).
The question is about input patterns, not tab triggers. Here's what I
can find on the subject:
> From: Allan Odgaard <allan at macromates.com>
> Input pattern is not working yet. What it will be is a non-greedy
> regular expression matched against the typed input. Mainly useful for
> having macros executed on certain editing patterns. For example the
> bundle has a snippet that expands to: “<$1></$1>”. Here one could
> “expansion of this snippet”, “giving the tag a name”, “pressing return
> inside the tag (w/o typing anything)”. The macro would then add indent
> and move the end tag down an extra line.
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