On Apr 30, 2009, at 6:50, Darren Brierton wrote:
However there are two things that I miss. ...
Some comments from my own understanding of TM. Sorry if I'm saying things which have already been discussed; I don't follow the list very closely.
- Good parenthesis matching and highlighting
I'm actually genuinely surprised at this. TexMate is very weak in this area. I should be able to put the cursor between say "})" and have the two closing parentheses highlighted in different colours and have their corresponding opening parenthese highlighted in matching colours.
TM's grammar facility allows very good matching, and it also has a default brace-matching facility -- what it lacks is UI which automatically *presents* this information. What it does have is Edit > Select > Enclosing Brackets | Current Scope.
- The ability to parse DTDs and Schemas for automagic knowledge of
Pondering this, it seems to me that the most powerful way to do this would be to add a hook to allow bundles to compute the definition (as plist text) of an additional language grammar to be used with the current file (which could then be referenced by the static grammar provided by the bundle).