On 6 Jun 2006, at 11:43, Mats Persson wrote:
I just saw your post and read it since it intrigued me the most out of the 1258 unread posts on this ML in my inbox ;)
On 5 Jun 2006, at 14:17, Milen Dzhumerov wrote:
Things which I miss:
- CodeSense: Basically this is my reason for not switching to
TextMate. There is an enormous amount of APIs on the Mac and I don't think developers should be expected to know each method and its arguments in their heads. Copying/Pasting from the Xcode documentation browser doesn't cut it - the time spent on this actually outweighs the benefits of using TM (for me personally). The day a CodeSense/IntelliSense/WhateverSense is implemented in TextMate you will have another customer. For now I'm putting my TM switch on hold.
I KNOW that this is NOT exactly what you are asking for or looking for, BUT this can be implemented today by yourself (& others). Allan is well aware of the CodeSense/CodeCompletion/etc requests and has been for a long time, so I'm sure he's implementing something like it back in his little toolshed ;-)
I assume quite a few people are requesting it.
When I was doing PHP development (never really done Cocoa) I created this bundle [ http://anon:firstname.lastname@example.org/svn/Bundles/ trunk/Bundles/PHPCodeCompletion.tmbundle/ ] which you can see how I used with screenshots of at this outdated page [ http:// www.imediatec.co.uk/tm/phpcc/ ]
It looks quite nice and useful.
I have subsequently moved on to Rails development, and have therefore begun working on a something similar in Ruby, which you can find here [ http://www.imediatec.co.uk/tm/bundles/RubyAndRails- Experimental.tmbundle.v1.zip ]
The PHP bundle does more, but is implemented in PHP which really was/is a mistake compared to the Ruby/YAML versions, but never mind it worked/(works?).
Grab those two bundles and see how I - a NON-computer programmer - hacked my way to an improved coding experience in TM, and I'm sure that you can code your way around the perceived limitations of TM today exactly to your individual liking.
I'm going to do that as soon as my exams finish! Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my email.
I'm fairly certain Allan and others has something going with regards to Cocoa/Objective-C that helps them speed up their coding, so look through the existing bundles and ask around.
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