[TxMt] Re: Compiling C/C++ using Textmate

Armon Dadgar armon.dadgar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 03:48:46 UTC 2008

How is this supposed to work, if there are no problems?
When I open a simple C file and press Apple-R,
it says something about not being able to build with XCode.
Is there some way to just build and run more simply?

BTW, I did just download the latest C bundle and Support folder from  
the SVN.
(And yes, it does say that my support folder is in /Library/Application 
\ Support/...)

Best Regards,

Armon Dadgar

On Oct 8, 2008, at 6:50 PM, Marc Feldesman wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Alex Ross <tm-alex at rosiba.com>
> To: feldesmanm at gmail.com; TextMate users <textmate at lists.macromates.com 
> >
> Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:44:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [TxMt] Re: Compiling C/C++ using Textmate
> On Oct 9, 2008, at 12:36 AM, Marc Feldesman wrote:
>> It returns an empty line.
> Sorry that should have been:
> ruby -e 'puts File.exists?(ENV["TM_SUPPORT_PATH"] + "/lib/tm/
> executor.rb")'
> If TM_SUPPORT_PATH is pointing correctly to your svn checkout of the
> Support directory, and that checkout is also up to date, this will
> return true.
>> I've got 30 years of programming experience.  If I'm having this
>> much trouble after following the directions in 5.7 and especially
>> 5.7.4 to the letter, how do less experienced people deal with these
>> problems?
>> Why doesn't Textmate simply set these preferences out of the box and
>> run without this much fiddling.   AquaEmacs works without anything
>> special.  SlickEdit works without anything special.  XCode works out
>> of the box.  Why is TextMate so fiddly?
> TextMate also works out of the box, but you've elected to install
> prerelease code via svn.  Most people do not encounter these problems
> because they just use the bundles that are shipped with TextMate.
> —Alex
> I might not have bought it if it didn't compile C or C++ code out of  
> the box.   It is advertised as a programmer's editor.  I haven't  
> found many programmer's editor that don't do the basic things a  
> programmer's editor do, such as compile code with basic tools.   The  
> instructions made it appear pretty easy to update and adding the new  
> C bundle was trivial.  Only after pouring through the list here did  
> I discover that the Support directory needed to be updated, and even  
> after following the directions exactly, you now tell me that an  
> essential subfolder isn't there.  How would I know that?  I mean,  
> I'm grateful for your help, but this shouldn't really be so  
> difficult to track down the source of an install error and a path/ 
> directory error.
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