[TextMate] re: Heuristic for smart typing pairs
chrisjenkins at mac.com
Wed Oct 20 18:33:01 UTC 2004
Heres another idea which Im pretty sure would satisfy my original
comment. Currently TM inserts the closing character of the pair at the
same point as the user types the opening character, if on the other
hand it waits for one more key press before deciding whether to insert
the closing part of the pair, it could perhaps make a better guess as
to whether that is what the user wants. For example; moving the cursor
could be construed as a cancelling operation, so the closing character
would be omitted if the user simply pops back to add a quote character
to the start of a word and then clicks somewhere else in the document
(or uses the arrow keys), whereas simply continuing to type after
pressing the opening character would be construed as a confirmation and
the closing character inserted as it is now.
so what im saying is: wait to see what the user types next, and then
decide whether to insert the closing part of the pair.
does that make sense?
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