[TextMate] Re: HTML, auto-complete and snippets

Nick Hristov hrisnik at iit.edu
Wed Oct 6 18:16:03 UTC 2004

> 1) It won't bloat the editor if the user can turn it off

That depends on how it gets implemented. If a plug-in architecture is 
used there will be less overhead for the editor if the feature is off 
(the plug-in/bundle is never loaded into memory). If you simply add the 
functionality in, you will definitely increase the logic of the 
application, thus the memory footprint.

To be perfectly honest, my first take on this issue was also positive. 
However, if macromates do decide to go on this route, the code aid/code 
completion feature should be highly extensible (just as the rest of 
their editor is :) ... the reason for this that the community can build 
on the code completion library.


On Oct 6, 2004, at 1:00 PM, Lucas K. Mathis wrote:

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> On 6.10.2004, space aliens observed Nick Hristov saying:
>>> 6. Context sensitive code completion that is included in skedit and
>>> DW (XHTML/CSS are most importnat to me).
>> In my opinion that is a bad idea. This will bloat the editor. XHTML
>> and CSS are not all that hard to learn, and you can quickly learn by
>> heart the properties.
> Two thoughts:
> 2) I for one can never remember all the different versions of (X)HTML
>    and how you're allowed to nest tags in each version and what tags
>    have which attributes and so on.
> Of course, it will take time to implement something like this, so the
> question is whether there are enough people who want it.
> TM Users wrote:
>> Lucas, just in case you're not aware, that's exactly how skEdit
>> operates
> Well, the problem with skEdit is that I downloaded it about a month 
> ago,
> opened it, promply forgot about it and now can't open it anymore since
> the demo has expired :-)
> I'll try to get it running again.
> lucas
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