Ruby Idioms Bundle for TextMate
[Update: An improved version of Ruby Idioms has been merged into the Ruby bundle in TextMate. Everyone gets Ruby Idioms with TextMate now.]
If you are a TextMate user (a Mac OS X text editor), we have something in common and you might be interested in the rest of this post. If not, skip it.
I have made my Ruby Idioms bundle available for anyone who would like to download it and try it out. This bundle contains all the Ruby shortcuts I use to program everyday. I've spent a lot of energy over the last six months refining them down to the keystroke, so hopefully there is a lot of value hidden in there.
If you just want to get to the goods and start playing, click the above link and run. However, if you want some insight into my thinking with these shortcuts, read on…
I'm a Unix guy, so I'm very comfortable with two or three letter triggers and that's what you are going to find here. Sometimes I use a one or two caracter trigger (r, w, and rw just make sense for
attr_accessor, for example), but three is the norm.