[TxMt] Some feature requests
allan at macromates.com
Sun Sep 25 08:42:04 UTC 2005
On 25/09/2005, at 9.15, Kevin Ballard wrote:
> On Sep 25, 2005, at 2:59 AM, Frédérik Bilhaut wrote:
>> - I use to write large documents in XML, and I use the soft
>> wrapping feature. But unfortunately the indentation is not
>> properly handled in this mode, since only the first "physical"
>> line gets indented. You probably now JEdit does that very well, I
>> may send a screenshot if you wish.
Indented soft wrap is something I plan for 1.3.
> I have never used an editor that indented soft-wrapped lines. I
> would think that would be annoying because the editor would control
> the indentation, not you.
I haven't used an editor which supported it myself, but I think given
proper regexps and setting it on a scope level might allow for quite
a lot of flexibility, so e.g. only comments in source code would be
wrapped and indented, bullet points would have the bullet included in
the indent of next line etc.
>> - I need some way to close XML tags automatically with the
>> easyiest possible keystroke. For some reason, the shortcut for
>> this feature does not work on my system (Tiger on iBook G4 and
>> latest version of TextMate).
Not sure if latest version is 1.1b17 from the webpage or actually
latest build (rev. 469), you can get the latter from: http://
get.textmate.org -- and I have done some workaround for a menu key
problem since the actual 1.1b17, so this might be the problem.
>> Also, I think that the JEdit way to do this is very good : you
>> just have to type "</" and the rest of the closing tag comes up
>> automatically. For me this is far more natural than typing an
>> arbitrary keystroke.
> It may be possible to write a macro or something to do a closing
> tag when typing </ without requiring any changes to the actual
> program, but if so I don't know how. Allan?
Indeed it is: In an HTML document, type < (it inserts <>, but ignore
that), now do:
1) Automation / Start Macro Recording
2) Backwards delete (to delete <, which also removes >)
3) Automation / Insert Closing Tag
4) Automation / Stop Macro Recording
Now save this macro, give it key equivalent /, and here's the sneaky
part: set the scope to: text.html invalid.illegal.incomplete
The scope controls when the macro should “fire”, and if you press
ctrl-shift P inside <>, you'll see the scope of that position, which
is what's quoted above. So only inside <> will / fire this macro,
which first removes the <> and then inserts the closing tag.
In a future version input patterns will be another way to achieve the
same, w/o having to use scopes.
>> - And of course, having the possibility to have a simple file
>> browser without creating a project would be great.
Try dragging a folder to TextMate, then it'll make a project out of
the folder, you can navigate it either using the project drawer, or
using Navigation / Go to File (cmd T) which beats most file browsers :)
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