RadRails question


#1

I do apologize for asking this question here, but it seemed like the
appropriate place:

I keep trying to move from jEdit to RadRails for my ruby/rails
development but there are a few things holding me back. I’m wondering
if anybody could tell me whether these features are truly missing, or
if I’m just missing how to make them work.

Firstly, it doesn’t truly auto insert. In jEdit, if I type “def foo”
and hit enter, it automatically inserts “end” on the line below my
cursor, properly indented. It’s effortless and can be done without
even thinking. In RadRails, I have to type “def”, hit CTRL+SPACE, then
select the correct expansion from the list and then type in a name for
the function. Is there a more streamlined way to do this?

My second problem,and the lesser of the two, is that there is no
in-line syntax checking. Sure, there’s a nice side bar that will
complain if there’s a problem, but there’s no squiggly red underlining
of the offending line. Can this be enabled by me?

I really do want to like RadRails, it’s more polished than jEdit and a
damn bit easier to look at, but these features that I take for granted
in jEdit are deal breakers for me,

-Matt T.


#2

On Sunday 09 April 2006 12:06 am, Matt T. wrote:

I do apologize for asking this question here, but it seemed like the
appropriate place:

Maybe the RadRails mailing list?

Firstly, it doesn’t truly auto insert. In jEdit, if I type “def foo”
and hit enter, it automatically inserts “end” on the line below my
cursor, properly indented. It’s effortless and can be done without
even thinking. In RadRails, I have to type “def”, hit CTRL+SPACE, then
select the correct expansion from the list and then type in a name for
the function. Is there a more streamlined way to do this?

No. This is the way the Eclipse framework works. Frankly, what you
describe
JEdit doing is ‘very scary’ to me. Editors that do things for me
completely
automatically, frequently get it wrong. You’ll be pressing CTRL-SPACE
without thinking before you know it.

My second problem,and the lesser of the two, is that there is no
in-line syntax checking. Sure, there’s a nice side bar that will
complain if there’s a problem, but there’s no squiggly red underlining
of the offending line. Can this be enabled by me?

Actually, in nearly all cases, there is a a red squiggly. It’s just
only one
characer wide, and not very visible because of that. I’m sure this
will get
improved in the future, but I doubt it’s a “high priority” item.