[TxMt] Re: Autocomplete word
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Tue Nov 24 12:19:12 UTC 2009
On 22 Nov 2009, at 14:07, Alain Matthes wrote:
> The text boxes in Textmate are not Cocoa however, why F5 and not
> F6 or another key in the Text Bundle?
Not entirely sure what you are asking here.
The Cocoa text system had a ‘complete:’ method since 10.0 but it was a
no-op. There was a TextExtras input manager which implemented
completion behavior a la what you currently have in TextMate. It came
with a key bindings dictionary that bound ‘complete:’ to escape.
When I wrote TextMate I simply copied the behavior of this
implementation, also using the ‘complete:’ method and additionally
also copied the key binding.
Later Apple implemented ‘complete:’ for their text views (with a
different behavior) and bound ‘complete:’ to F5.
We could remove the default binding on ‘escape’ and then also remove
the default bindings of F5 — but I haven’t felt compelled to do that,
as a lot of users would then have to learn new keys for (presumed)
often used functionality (including me, and I find F5 quite awkward
for completion as I can’t hit it w/o looking at the keyboard).
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