[TxMt] Re: Things that keep me from switching to TextMate
jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Sun Aug 6 17:06:40 UTC 2006
Stefan Haller wrote:
> However, there are a couple of limitations that are important enough for
> me to keep me from switching. In rough order of importance:
> - Function parser is line-based
> - Loses insertion point when document is changed by another app
Nothing to be done about these two at the moment
> - Find has no "whole words only" option
> I must be missing something here. This seems like such as basic
> feature of any serious text editor.
As was mentioned, use regular expressions and add \b
> - Undo is per-character
> Typing sequences should be consolidated into a single undo step.
> Doesn't anybody use undo for typing? This is basically unusable in
You can add a customized key binding which does "undo:" several times.
See my [article] about the text system for how to set up key bindings.
> - Shift Left/Right should extend the selection to whole lines
> I can't think of a single situation where you wouldn't want
> this. BBEdit gets this right.
I use this all the time in column mode, but you're probably right that
in regular mode a whole line is usually desired. Then again, it's not
really very hard to write your own macro or command that does this.
> - Remap keys for Shift Left/Right
You can write a macro for this
> - Control-RightArrow should jump by CamelCaps sub-words
You can write a macro for this too
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