i have been creating projects left and right lately and realised,
that 'untitled' is not the best default name (i.e. *never* right) as
opposed to say the name of the toplevel folder that the project
consists of (i.e. *sometimes* right)
just my $0.02,
I just had to write out a quick thank you for the way in which you
implemented the spell checker. I can finally get the best of both
worlds - hand coding with check as I type spelling.
Not only that, when I opened up a website I had done a while ago I
easily found a couple of mistakes. In one case it even showed me a
coding mistake & instead of &
As someone that does not know regex or other advanced ways of
customizing TM this new out-of-the-box-feature is a delight!
I noticed a couple of odd things this evening while working in TxMt.
1) In the bundle editor, when I add a new bundle (and again when I
added a new snippet to that bundle) the current select went back to
the top of the tree (C in my case) and looked a bit odd into the
2) When I have more tabs than will fit in the tab bar (so that you get
the >>), and am looking at a file which is not in the tab bar, there
is no way to get access to that files tab any more.
My apologies if these are known issues, I did have a quick look for
issue tracking in the wiki but couldn't see it.
(who is learning a little more about TxMt every day)
Matt Mower :: http://matt.blogs.it/
I downloaded the trial version of TextMate 3 days ago and payed for
it yesterday, am quite happy with what I have seen so far. One of the
big selling points for me is that there is no toolbar! In the past I
used Mellel and chose compact view to turn off the toolbar; I prefer
the floating pallet. Toolbars are just way too distracting on the
eyes, especially MS Word (a way too busy toolbar).
So as a nursing student (RN program in Seattle) I will start using
TextMate and LaTeX to write my papers. One of my prereqs was English
102 in which I had to write a 20 page paper with over 20 references,
4 graphics, using MLA citations. I used Mellel without any type of
bibliography software, and Mellel worked like a champ, quite good at
setting styles; but I never worked with TOC or sections. I did have
to spend extra time manipulating the text to eliminate widows/orphans
and other layout issues. During the 2nd quarter of the program I had
to write a 7 page paper using APA citations. For that one I used
Apple's Pages and rolled my own references again. But first I used
CopyWrite to write the paper before importing into Pages. I did not
use fullscreen mode - don't like it. CopyWrite was really nice for
organizing that paper, and plan on using it again.
This summer I have no classes, so I have spent time learning LaTeX
and have converted the 7 page paper to LaTeX, using BibDesk and the
apacite package. That was using TexShop. To make TextMate a little
like TexShop I installed Schubert's PDF plugin, changed the pdflatex
command to "Command-T" and created a bibtex command set to "Command-
B". I copied latexErrWarnHtml.py into the local Latex.tmbundle (are
there other mods I need to make?).
So I think I am set for next quarter's 15 page paper (on the cardiac
and respiratory systems), and for the Masters program (whenever that
Thanks for an excellent program for editing LaTeX.
Ive been thinking about some of the features that Eclipse has of late and it
strikes me that one of its strengths is the way it manages multiple panes
within a single window, so I was wondering whether it would be possible to
add a new type of window for commands to output into, this is the idea:
instead of opening a new window, open the window embedded within the current
editing window, sort of like Omniweb does with its site preferences, the
window splits horizontally with the site above and the prefs below. This
would be great for commands that check syntax as it would avoid obscuring
the editing window whilst sill allowing access to the output so that it
could be clicked on etc.
What does everyone else think? Allan, do you think this would be a good
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I'm not sure if this is a known issue or not, but it would be nice if
it were fixed. Currently when the project drawer updates, it moves
back to the top of the drawer rather than staying wherever it had
previously been put. On large projects this gets pretty annoying.
Using Command-T instead helps a lot, but I still do use the drawer
for other things. I know that redoing the drawer is something on the
todo list, and am wondering if this is part of it? Also if that's
still a ways off, would it be a quick fix in the meantime to remedy
this issue? If it's much work, I wouldn't consider it worth it. If
it's a bitflip..maybe I would ;)
Robert M. Zigweid http://robert.zigweid.net
I haven't futzed with the new themes too much until recently -- I just
found some decent colors and ran.
However, as I get back to C from a bunch of Python and other work, I
noticed that the new themes generally seem to lack much definition of
anything in C/C++. It turns out the issue is twofold:
First, of course, the classic problem of distinguishing many different
kinds of elements in a simple C/C++ parser. C parsers aren't easy or
fun to write, and so the current language definitions, perhaps not
surprisingly, don't seem to detect declaration.function, variable,
entity.class, declaration.name.class, etc.
However, somewhat more vexing was the fact that some themes (Pastels
on Dark) seemed to have substantially less styling than others in C.
Looking further into the theme definitions, however, revealed that
Pastels on Dark, in particular, was designed to rely on bold text just
as much as color, and I wasn't seeing it.
Switching fonts to Courier [New] revealed the bold face elements, but
it seems odd that my font of choice -- Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, which
has a perfectly good Bold which shows up in the font selection dialog,
and which renders fine as the whole-document default font if set to
bold -- didn't show up as bold in the elements styled to be bold-face.
I've never done any development against Apple's Font APIs, but I'd
guess there's some bug which is preventing the Bold variant from being
detected in the Bitstream font. Perhaps it has something to do with
the fact that the default appears as BitstreamVeraSansMono–Roman
(meaning that it appears that the default is set to a specific
variant, rather than to the base font, since Roman stands in for
Regular in the Bitstream Vera font packages)?
I'd love to see this fixed. And is there any news on the C/C++
language definition front? Has anyone tried to add more sensitive
language definitions with more detailed elements, like those I
mentioned? It seems this sort of task would be made much easier by
the ability to define and use a symbol table from within the language
definition grammars (since tokens in C-like languages generally can't
be re-used, just detecting the type of their declaration should be
enough to style every subsequent element with the same name in a given
file), but perhaps this is too much to ask of the already
freshly-rewritten language parser engine. I'd be glad to work on it,
one way or another, as long as no one else is already doing so.
Anyone getting kernel panics on Tiger? I'm running 10.4.2 and I can
consistently crash the machine with TextMate, on both my PowerBook
and G5. Last night I had another one which caused my OS to not
reboot, and I had to re-install Tiger. I see that only 10.3 is
supported but I liked the tool so much that I tried it on Tiger.
What ever happened to the option to restore open files/projects
whenever TextMate is relaunched? I used to appreciate this and didn't
quite notice when exactly it disappeared (or if it just got switched
off somewhere in my config and I stupidly can't find it).