[TxMt] PHPCodeCompletion v 1.0b5 available (b15 supported now)
sam at samandrews.com
Wed Jul 27 10:18:38 UTC 2005
eep. you sound a little defensive there, mats - i do hope i didn't come across
as overly critical.
for the record, i exclusively use tm to code on a daily basis and i'm a fully
paid-up member from quite a while back! :D
anyway - i just get the slight feeling that it's getting a bit difficult to tie
down all the disparate functionality of tm. when i get evangelical about it now,
i'm meeting much more resistance than i did before - the people i've tried to
switch on want to see reasonably mature documentation and the addition of gui
for several key parts of the app (not least snippets and commands).
all in good humour,
Mats Persson wrote:
> On 27 Jul 2005, at 10:26, Sam Andrews wrote:
>> this looks great, but there seem to be a whole slew of new key- combos
>> to learn to access these functions. in most ides and text editors
>> i've used that offer this functonality most of it is usually
>> transparent - a list of functions would appear to cycle through
>> without having to press anything (you'd expect EXC to hide the list).
>> to select the function you'd expect to press Tab or Return. Likewise
>> you'd expect the tooltip for a completed function name to appear
>> automatically when the caret is inside the function name.
>> i don't know if it is a limitation of how we can currently mod
>> textmate, but this sort of behaviour would be far preferable to
>> hitting keys left right and center - it seems to be at odds with the
>> general apple ease-of-use.
> First of all the PHPCC is NOT a native implementation of Textmate, but
> rather a proof-of-concept implementation of something that I and others
> would like to see in the app. As a 'result' (??) of the PHPCC, Alan
> began looking at this himself, but we have not yet seen the TM
> implementation of this, although I believe the new "Paste from History"
> dropdown menu is part of it in some way.
> Secondly, yes, the implementation would ideally be something like what
> you describe above, and I'm fairly sure it will be one day when Allan
> has had the time to implement it. In the meantime, this works, even if
> it's a bit clunky and un-sophisticated.
> Thirdly, although I'm not an expert of all other text editors or IDE's,
> I believe that TM is rather unique in it's ability to let users create
> such complex things as this on their own. Don't forget that TM is less
> than one year old, is developed by one single person, and has improved
> enormously during that time. It's easy for us all to have expectations,
> but it's damn hard work to cater for all those expectations, and I
> think Allan has done a brilliant job of it, even though he does not
> always agree with every suggestion put forward.
> Kind regards,
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