[TxMt] bug: auto complete in overwrite mode does insertion

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Mon Sep 19 13:17:21 UTC 2005

On 19/09/2005, at 14.46, Gavin Kistner wrote:

>> I agree... and what is overwrite mode good for anyway, by the  
>> way? :-p.
> ASCII diagrams or anal-retentive-attention-to-cosmetic-formatting  
> are the only cases I've ever used it for. The only sort of case  
> where I can imagine combining overwrite mode with auto-complete  
> would be a case like this: [...]

Yes, it's rare, but very nice when data is in columns and you need to  
edit one, or sometimes when you duplicate a print statement, and want  
to overwrite the leading part, but keep the padding so that the  
trailing stuff is at the same position (a tad like columns, and a tad  
like the comment example).

Autocomplete should overwrite while in overwrite mode (and so should  
paste really, though I wasn't sure initially) -- that said, I can't  
give any ETA on these things, but I may look at it later today.

More information about the textmate mailing list