[TxMt] Re: document tabs redux / wish list [in a new thread ?]

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Fri Apr 1 17:45:17 UTC 2005

On Apr 1, 2005, at 15:20, David Lee wrote:

>>> I'd love to see a good regular expression composer (Komodo does this 
>>> superbly, Kdevelop well too).

I think such a thing could just as well be an external tool.

> Autocompletion, when it works really well (knows the available methods 
> of the object you've just typed; knows the classes & variables you've 
> defined on this page and elsewhere in the project) is one of the best 
> things an editor can do for you.
> It's also probably insanely involved and language-specific, so the 
> best we could hope for is a well-considered, powerful way for bundles 
> to get this done with a minimum of overhead or inconsistency. I'm not 
> sure what's currently possible or planned here but it's not doing what 
> i wished for out-of-the-box.

Well yes -- it's certainly planned, but let's take one thing at a time. 
If you've followed this mailing list you should know that I do have my 
plate full with stuff I need to do.

> If i wish to paste the second-last thing i copied, I should be able to 
> tap cmd-shift-v twice and end up only with the thing i wanted to paste 
> on the screen.

hmm... actually I quite often do multiple copy's and then paste them 
all at once (when I want to collect a list or similar), so I wouldn't 
actually like this behavior. But I understand others might appreciate 
it, I'll consider how I can allow something like this in the future.

> The clipboard viewer is great, but not in that context.

Cmd-option-shift-V to open it, use arrow keys to go to the item you 
want, and press return. Now it's pasted.

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