On Oct 29, 2004, at 12:43 AM, Justin French wrote:
On 29/10/2004, at 3:29 PM, Travis P wrote:
Two marvelously useful features that I use heavily for programming
all kinds of language in Emacs and XEmacs are:
- Tab Always Indent: when this option is on, hitting the TAB key
always just indents the current line
- indent-region: re-indent the selection
I'm not entirely sure what each of these feature are (can you get more
specific?), but I *think* that both issue might be solved with TM's
column selection tool.
I can select the first char of every line in a block, hit "tab" and it
will indent all selected lines by one tab.
Yep, that's not it. I make do with a similar mode in SubEthaEdit
sometimes, but it's inconvenient and requires a human to do a lot of
work that the computer can do quite well.
I'm talking about a syntax-aware indentation. It will change the
indentation only if the line is not already properly indented (properly
is language syntax dependent naturally). If the line is not properly
indented, it will be indented as appropriate with whitespace.
With the "Tab Always Indent" option, pressing tab anywhere on a line
causes that line to be syntax-aware re-indented (which might not do
anything if the line is already indented correctly).
"indent-region" just performs the operation on a selection. It is like
going to the first line, pressing tab (assuming Tab Always Indent),
next line, pressing tab, next line, pressing tab, for each line of the
XCode has these features too (I'm looking at version 1.1):
Tab Always Indent: Indentation Preference panel: "Syntax-aware
indents" and "Tab indents: Always"
indent-region: ", make a selection and choose Format" menu ->
This feature has the nifty side-effect that it really helps finding
unbalanced parens/braces/etc or other mistakes (forgetting to put
braces around multiple statement if/else/while/for-statement bodies in
languages where such braces are optional if the desired body is a
single statement: C/C++/Java) because all of a sudden the indentation
will be off unexpectedly.
like a good start and might find a nice niche. It's a
bit rough around the edges at the moment. And I find it hard to work
without the two indent features I mention above. Maybe I should add
them to the Feature requests page?
Rather than "a bit rough around the edges", how about you get
specific... Allan and the rest of us who help out can't possibly read
your mind :) It's still in it's infancy, but Allan has worked really
hard to implement all sane feature requests.
I was looking at the mailing list archives are referring to stuff that
other people have gotten specific about. I think I got really specific
just above about the syntax-aware indentation. :-) I'll be specific
about other things as I get a chance to exercise the program.
Some other things that do come to my immediate attention:
Web preview: I wish there were a "Home"/Snapback button to bring me
back to the page being edited. "Reload" in SubEthaEdit actually reloads
(snapback) the page being edited (unlike a browser). If you check a
link or two and hit "Reload", TextMate reloads the page you navigated
to (like a browser would). Hitting Return in the "Base URL:" text
field does not reload the base page (as it would in a browser). The
"Base URL:" text field can be edited (like a URL field in a browser),
though the edits have no effect (unlike a browser). That's confusing
Some language coloring/styling is problematic. In particular, when
looking at HTML or some code, some things are italicized. In my
preferred font of non-anti-aliased Monoco 10, italicized text is
largely unreadable. I like the colors, but not the style changes.