HTML, auto-complete and snippets (was Re: [TextMate] (no subject))
timfm at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Oct 7 03:57:40 UTC 2004
On Oct 6, 2004, at 4:01 AM, mnothrop wrote:
> I own skEdit, and really like it's auto-complete feature, which you
> might consider more traditional, in that it's implemented similarly to
> other apps (e.g. Dreamweaver, HomeSite); it suggests the likely tag
> *as* you type, with a drop down menu that is likewise filtered in
> In comparing the features you quickly see that skEdit's approach
> augment's the user's knowledge and memory of syntax (either
> reminding/reinforcing, or teaching), whereas TM requires a mental
> mapping of not only specifics of syntax, but an additional aspect, in
> the triggers. It may just be my perspective on this feature (i.e.
> largely reliably, and strict syntax of HTML, vs. highly variable,
> creative arrangements of syntax in programming languages,) but I don't
> find this approach as convenient for X/HTML editing.
Well said Marc. I'm disappointed, because I had just assumed that
(XHTML/CSS) code-hinting would be there by default in TextMate. But now
as I read the list and the split in opinions about this feature -- I'm
wondering if it will ever be reality. Not to sound too negative --
there's a lot I like about TM so far. Further exploration is in order
before making judgments.
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