[TxMt] Re: bundle organization

William D. Neumann wneumann at cs.unm.edu
Tue Feb 27 16:59:02 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Allan Odgaard wrote:

>>>   * OCamlCodeCompletion being 3 bundles is ridiculous.
>>>     Even one is pushing it, given that the concept is
>>>     a drastic misuse of snippets for a problem domain
>>>     they aren't suited to, but 3 is definitely overkill.
>> I think that someone's working on this
> Yes, I think when the newer completion bundle from David Powers has been 
> deemed useable enough, the other (snippet-based completion) bundles will go.

Well, I'm not quite sure what David's vision is for the OCaml Completion 
bundle he's working on, but I can only hope that it's a better one than 
that of the latex/ruby bundle style completion, which I find to be pretty 

Now, OCaml does have an advantage here in that the default mode of 
operation is to use modules and not classes, allowing for an easier 
narrowing of possible completions in most cases, but still the notion of 
having to hit escape 15 times to get the right function, and then to not 
have the parameters appear as well is, frankly, a step (or three) in the 
wrong direction.

Of course, at the moment it doesn't appear to do anything, and one of the 
commands relies on cmigrep which isn't included with the bundle, so who 
knows where it's going...

William D. Neumann


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