On 13.11.2007, at 18:11, Roberto Saccon wrote:
if I write a bundle which uses TMTOOLS, what is the recommended way, to satisfy the TMTOOLS dependency ?
First, there are no dependencies.
Second, I don't know whether it is a good idea to use TMTOOLS in a bundle which is intended to be shared - in your case the Erlang Support. Of course, there would be a way to use the plug-in. I added the option '-v' to the release 0906. You can download it and have a look at the example in section Usage > version. (I didn't change the release number).
But actually this plug-in should be used for "private scripting" ONLY.
Allan wrote at http://blog.macromates.com/2007/hacking-textmate/:
"Hans-Jörg Bibiko decided he couldn’t wait for a real scripting API (i.e. allowing you to remote control TextMate) and wrote TMTOOLS, a shell command that works as a mini interpreter where the commands are all TextMate actions. [...] Disclaimer: [...] the above is all based on undocumented functionality or using things in ways they were not supposed to be used, i.e. end user innovation."
The TMTOOLS plug-in calls undocumented (hacked) TextMate functions without an appropriate API! Ok, I did my very best to make it safe and by myself I use it very often - and up to now I didn't recognise any bug - but I cannot predict possible side-effects because I don't have the chance to have a look at the source code. On the other hand I didn't install Leopard yet (I'll wait for 10.5.1 at least ;) and TM 2.0 will come. I don't know whether TMTOOLS will work in TM 2.0 because it depends FULLY on Allan's source code (because there is no API yet).
But if I understood Allan correctly in his posting '... he couldn’t wait for a real scripting API ...' Allan has plans to provide the user with a real API.
Thitherto I recommend to use TMTOOLS only for your OWN PRIVATE purposes.
Regarding to your Erlang enhancements: What do you want to improve by using TMTOOLS? Maybe, there are other ways.