[TxMt] Text autocomletion, BBAutoComplete
mats at imediatec.co.uk
Sun Aug 7 21:38:47 UTC 2005
On 7 Aug 2005, at 21:30, Jeroen van der Ham wrote:
> On 07-08-2005 21:05, Jim Woolum wrote:
>> Does anyone know how to make BBAutoComplete (http://c-command.com/
>> bbautocomplete/ ) work with TextMate? (For broad
>> spectrum text autocompletion.)
> I haven't tried out this app, it might work with TextMate
> eventually, but it seems a bit odd to implement this with a
> seperate (closed source)
> application. TextMate has almost everything needed in place to make
> it a breeze to implement this kind of thing, using standard command-
> line tools or a simple script in your favourite language.
Exactly, I've never used BBAutoComplete, but TM already has
completion support within it, albeit not exactly ideal in every
aspect so far. However, it's very much in the planned stage of
implementation and improvements. (My words, but I hope Allan would
say the same ;-) )
I wrote a version of this for PHP [ www.imediatec.co.uk/tm/phpcc/ ]
and the main issues I had, and I guess you will have with creating
your own CC stuff are very much collecting and structuring the
completion code, and creating a fluid UI for that process.
However, this is an area where I have been hoping that we can all put
our brain cells together and devise a single uniformed storage format
and code solution that can be reused in any and all bundles/
languages, rather than each language group having their own version.
I did my PHPCC stuff in PHP, but is looking more at Ruby & YAML at
the moment. I don't really now, but the ideal would be a solution
done in a default OS X installed language (PHP/Ruby/Perl/Bash/
Python?) that is fast, lightweight and works with a simple to
understand and edit format. Ideally something along the lines of the
SVN bundle in sophistication.
> If I have some time I'd like to improve the script and do some
> better candidate selection from the current document (it only works
> on the
> current *saved* document now) and expand that to the documents that
> are open or part of the project.
Soryou (on the IRC) wrote a php completions solution that scanned
your current code for class/function declarations - even in included
project files, so you might want to check that one out for ideas.
Don't remember the URL at the moment.
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