[TxMt] My experience with TextMate

Milen Dzhumerov gamehack at 1nsp1r3d.co.uk
Wed Jun 7 09:56:37 UTC 2006

On 6 Jun 2006, at 11:43, Mats Persson wrote:

> Hi Milen,
> I just saw your post and read it since it intrigued me the most out  
> of the 1258 unread posts on this ML in my inbox ;)
> On 5 Jun 2006, at 14:17, Milen Dzhumerov wrote:
>> Things which I miss:
>> - CodeSense: Basically this is my reason for not switching to  
>> TextMate. There is an enormous amount of APIs on the Mac and I  
>> don't think developers should be expected to know each method and  
>> its arguments in their heads. Copying/Pasting from the Xcode  
>> documentation browser doesn't cut it - the time spent on this  
>> actually outweighs the benefits of using TM (for me personally).  
>> The day a CodeSense/IntelliSense/WhateverSense is implemented in  
>> TextMate you will have another customer. For now I'm putting my TM  
>> switch on hold.
> I KNOW that this is NOT exactly what you are asking for or looking  
> for, BUT this can be implemented today by yourself (& others).   
> Allan is well aware of the CodeSense/CodeCompletion/etc requests  
> and has been for a long time, so I'm sure he's implementing  
> something like it back in his little toolshed ;-)

I assume quite a few people are requesting it.

> When I was doing PHP development (never really done Cocoa) I  
> created this bundle [ http://anon:anon@macromates.com/svn/Bundles/ 
> trunk/Bundles/PHPCodeCompletion.tmbundle/ ] which you can see how I  
> used with screenshots of at this outdated page [ http:// 
> www.imediatec.co.uk/tm/phpcc/ ]

It looks quite nice and useful.

> I have subsequently moved on to Rails development, and have  
> therefore begun working on a something similar in Ruby, which you  
> can find here [ http://www.imediatec.co.uk/tm/bundles/RubyAndRails- 
> Experimental.tmbundle.v1.zip ]
> The PHP bundle does more, but is implemented in PHP which really  
> was/is a mistake compared to the Ruby/YAML versions, but never mind  
> it worked/(works?).
> Grab those two bundles and see how I - a NON-computer programmer -  
> hacked my way to an improved coding experience in TM, and I'm sure  
> that you can code your way around the perceived limitations of TM  
> today exactly to your individual liking.

I'm going to do that as soon as my exams finish! Thank you very much  
for taking the time to reply to my email.

> I'm fairly certain Allan and others has something going with  
> regards to Cocoa/Objective-C that helps them speed up their coding,  
> so look through the existing bundles and ask around.
> Kind regards,
> Mats


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