[TxMt] Large projects?

Steve Lianoglou lists at arachnedesign.net
Thu Sep 14 19:19:28 UTC 2006


> I would like to be able to use Textmate with very large directory  
> trees. I have a tree that has well over 100,000 files in it, and  
> when I try to open the top-level directory, I get the spinning  
> beach ball. I end up having to terminate Textmate, losing any other  
> open sessions.
> The behavior I'd like is for Textmate to only look at the top level  
> directory, and to browse into lower level directories as I open  
> them. I *think* that it is actually trying to read in the entire  
> directory tree, but this is not a good idea in this case (my file  
> system also happens to be NFS mounted).
> Any chance of supporting this in the future?
> Has anyone else run into this?


Everybody runs into this -- although I don't know about 100,000 files.

This came up just yesterday (or two days ago) and I suspect the NFS  
mounted filesystem is what's really screwing you over the most in  
this whole picture (though I can't say I've ever worked on 100,000  
files at once).

Try it (just for fun) when the files are on your local filesystem and  
see how the performance is.

Also, the behavior you describe about TextMate only looking at the  
top level directory and descend as you do via the drawer would  
cripple the  ever popular "Go To File ..." (cmd-T) functionality,  
which, in many cases, is a life-saver.


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