Posts tagged ‘textmate’

Reviving an old calendar script

Sometimes things work out better than you had any reason to hope. My older son’s swim season just started, which means it’s time to enter his meet schedule into my calendar. Given that all the team parents have smartphones, and all the teachers and administrators have laptops with coordinated calendar software, you’d think we’d be…


Column to list

In last night’s post, I mentioned that often need to get a column of values out of a spreadsheet and turn them into a Python list. I’ve been doing that through a combination of copy-and-paste and regex find-and-replace in TextMate. Today I made a bundle with a couple of commands that do all the work…


One more Text Tables bundle improvement

Last month, I presented an improvement to my old Text Tables bundle for TextMate. The bundle supplies a few commands for reformatting MultiMarkdown-style tables.1 This post adds one more improvement to properly handle empty cells. If you just want the bundle and don’t care about its internals, you can just download the zipped bundle, unzip…


Improved Markdown table commands for TextMate

A few years ago, I made a small TextMate bundle with commands for manipulating MultiMarkdown-style tables1. One of the commands, Normalize Markdown Table, didn’t work too well if the table included non-ASCII characters. As I said in the post: I’m sure there’s some clever Python module I can use to get around this problem, but…


The siren song of Vim

The internets are conspiring against me. First, I saw this 20th anniversary appreciation of Vim at Ars Technica. Then came this short post promising me that switching to Vim would be quick, painless, and even fun. Finally, today I read Brent Simmons’ post about navigating in various Mac text editors—he compares them all to Vim,…


Capitalization keybinding

Have you seen Brett Terpstra’s latest keybinding thing? I don’t think I’ll ever use it, but it did inspire me to look into the way the Cocoa text system handles keybindings and add one particular keybinding that I’ve wanted for ages. Along the way I learned something new about TextMate. Brett’s new keybinding sets ⌘⌥↩…


What’s it all about, Alpha?

I’m not big on conspiracy theories, ulterior motives, or “the real story,” but if Allan Odgaard were to announce that he’d been planning for months to release a public alpha of TextMate 2 by the end of the year, that it had nothing to do with BBEdit 10, the switching of longtime users, or the…


Markdown reference links in TextMate

Brett Terpstra has released another clever Markdown tool to sit next to his Marked application and Blogsmith Bundle. It’s a sort of Markdown tidy, a filter that runs through a file and turns all your inline links into reference links. So there’s no misunderstanding, let’s do a quick vocabulary review. Inline links look like this:…


Giving up on giving up TextMate

Oh, I talked a big game, but when the chips were down, when it was nut-cutting time, when the rubber met the road, in the dark night of the soul, I chickened out. Like @ClarkGoble (http://xrl.us/bk2nar), I’m giving up TextMate for BBEdit 10 for a while to see how it goes.After I finish this report.2:42…


Text files and me IV - BBEdit and TextMate

Yesterday’s release of BBEdit 10 has spurred me to finally get this post written, a good three months after the last one in the series. If you’re late to the party, here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 3.5. This post and the next are going to cover two big changes in…