[TxMt] Input Patterns?

Jonathan Chaffer 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 
>> yet?
> 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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