Does Ctrl-Shift-V in Textmate ever annoy you as an RSpec user?

I love the TextMate feature of syntax checking ruby source with ^V.
But often when I use it in an RSpec example group or a story steps
file, I run into the problem that, although the file is syntactically
correct, I get all kinds of warnings like:

line 44: warning: useless use of ‘==’ in void context

which can produce a rather large tooltip, forcing me to scan to the
end to see the Syntax OK I’m looking for, and worse, causing TextMate
to scroll to the first line with a warning.

Here’s how to fix this:

  1. Open the bundle editor, look at the Validate Syntax command in the
    Ruby bundle. You want to create a similar command in the RSpec
    bundle. Copy the text of this command, go to the RSpec bundle, add a
    new command, and paste the text in. Make sure that the options save:
    nothing, input:entire document, output: show as tooltip, and
    activation: key equivalent are selected. Click in the input field
    next to key equivalent and type ^-shift-v. Set the scope to
    rspec.ruby.source

  2. Now look at the text for the command, change the line

    result = "${TM_RUBY:=ruby}" -wc 2>&1

    to

    result = "${TM_RUBY:=ruby}" -c -W1 2>&1

which kicks the warning level down a notch.

  1. Now look at the language definition in the RSpec bundle

    The first two lines should look like this:

{ scopeName = ‘source.ruby.rspec’;
fileTypes = ( ‘spec.rb’ );

change that second line to:

fileTypes = ( 'spec.rb', 'steps.rb' );

This should let the bundle ‘claim’ story files as well. You’ll get a
few snippets that aren’t really appropriate, but having those
expectation snippets in a steps file is nice.


Rick DeNatale

My blog on Ruby
http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/

On Apr 11, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Rick DeNatale wrote:

end to see the Syntax OK I’m looking for, and worse, causing TextMate
nothing, input:entire document, output: show as tooltip, and

{ scopeName = ‘source.ruby.rspec’;
few snippets that aren’t really appropriate, but having those
expectation snippets in a steps file is nice.

Wanna make a patch?

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