[TxMt] some Python thoughts

Alex Ross ajross at cs.pdx.edu
Wed Jun 11 23:06:08 UTC 2008

On Jun 11, 2008, at 3:14 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> It’s about time Python saw some love with regard to TM convenience  
> functions :)
> One thing I have learned from all the work put into the ruby support  
> stuff is the importance of style guides, and that one should use all  
> the module/namespace support from the language to keep it clear what  
> is what, which stuff uses what, etc.
> So before piling stuff into tm_helpers.py, one should consider these  
> things.
> I will work out some style guides for ruby, though not sure exactly  
> when, but that might serve as inspiration. For the curious, in TM 2  
> we will effectively create a new Support folder which has a more  
> clear structure and less noise. Old commands will continue to see  
> the old Support folder, but new commands will see the new one, so we  
> can do a safe migration (technically this can be done by simple  
> setting TM_SUPPORT_PATH based on the version found in the bundle  
> item’s property list).

We can create a python module that mimics the ruby module for sure.   
We could even create a python module parallel to the TextMate module,  
even using the same directories since ruby should just ignore the  
python files and vice versa.

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