[TxMt] Objective-C Bundle

Craig Rose craig.rose.dev at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 14:17:09 UTC 2008

Hi Joachim

Thanks for replying and for your work on the Objective-C bundle. I was
unaware that work was ongoing in the WIP bundle and I will try that out as
soon as possible. Please forgive me if I've mentioned anything that the new
bundle addresses.

Thanks again,

On Jan 4, 2008 7:59 PM, Joachim Mårtensson <joachimm at etek.chalmers.se>

> > Hi all
> >
> > I've been using the Objective-C bundle for about a year now for all my
> > Cocoa
> > coding. It has a lot of nice features, but there are few shortcomings
> and
> > I
> > was wondering if anyone is actively working on this.
> Yes, I am working on it (not so actively lately though, been busy) and so
> are a few others (Allan, Rob Rix, Ciaran Walsh to name a few). Nice to
> hear that we are not the only ones using TextMate for Objective-C.
> >
> > A few things off the top of my head:
> >
> > - No completion of new classes in leopard (eg. NSGradient, Core
> Animation
> > classes) or any syntax highlighting for new Objective-C 2.0 features.
> >
> > - Cocoa classes are automatically highlighted (eg. declaring a variable
> as
> > NSRect will show "NSRect" highlighted). Other Apple classes like those
> in
> > CoreGraphics should also get the same treatment. Declaring a variable as
> a
> > CGRect won't show "CGRect" highlighted. Also help doesn't work for these
> > items.
> The classes and types that are highlighted, were generated way back, by a
> script written by Allan(Support/Collect Cocoa Definitions.sh). With the
> exception of the addition of Notifications to the list of
> highlighted/scoped constants, not much has happend to this part of the
> grammar. If you try out the WIP C bundle, the scope
> "variable.other.dot-access.c" will match the new Objective-C 2.0
> properties syntax, ofcourse it will also match standard C struct access.
> If you try out the WIP C bundle a good companion is the WIP Objective-C
> bundle, it will provide somewhat stronger code completion features.
> It is clearly time to update the list both for completions and scoping
> though.
> >
> > - "Completion: Partial Method Signature" is really handy for inserting
> > delegate method signatures. It does however insert different spacing
> then
> > the "Interface/Class Method" snippet.
> > For example in an interface file:
> >  Typing "-awakeFromN<tab>" will insert "-(void)awakeFromNib;"
> > Typing "m<tab>" will insert "- (id)method:(id)anArgument;" (notice the
> > extra
> > space after the "-")
> For some reason I have not noticed this. I will fix it the next time my
> mac gets internet access.
> Joachim Mårtensson
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