[TextMate] [Tip] Embed selection in tag, lookup PHP functions
allan at macromates.com
Fri Oct 8 03:48:32 UTC 2004
James A. Baker asked me for a BBEdit feature where the selection is
wrapped in a tag, which you pick from a list of tags. But then his
stream of thoughts derived the following TextMate solution, which I
think was very neat:
Create this snippet, name it _wtag:
Then select Start Macro Recording and type:
cmd-x, _wtag, tab, cmd-v, tab, stop recording, save it for later.
Now you have a macro which wraps the current selection inside a tag
pair (the default tag name is tt, but you can change it). Press tab
again after having typed the name to leave the snippet.
Another neat trick I saw on a blog (but unfortunately lost the
reference) was a command configured to do:
So simple, and yet so powerful (it looks up the word under the caret in
the PHP reference documentation).
It's really fantastic to see this end-user innovation, keep it up! :)
Kind regards Allan
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