in reply to Re^2: When does programming become automatic (if ever)? (IDE support)
in thread When does programming become automatic (if ever)?

> that's actually a good idea for extending snippets in my IDE (yasnippet/Emacs) ╣

for the records some trivial templates for yasnippet, which is derived from textmates standard and is similar to snippMate for vim.

Not too far away from Abbrevations in Komodo.

# -*- mode: snippet -*- # name: caller; # key: caller # -- my (${1:$package}, ${2:$filename}, ${3:$line}) = caller; $0

# -*- mode: snippet -*- # name: caller(LEVEL) # key: caller # -- my (${2:$package}, ${3:$filename}, ${4:$line}, ${5:$subroutine}, ${6:$ +hasargs}, ${7:$wantarray}, ${8:$evaltext}, ${9:$is}_require, ${10:$hints}, ${11: +$bitmask}, ${12:$hinthash}) = caller(${1:$LEVEL}); $0

please note that both versions of caller are expanded with the same keyword + TAB and you can chose from a dropdown between both versions.

here the example for splice

# -*- mode: snippet -*- # name: splice @ARR ,OFFSET ,LENGTH ,LIST # key: splice # -- splice @${1:ARR} ,${2:OFFSET} ,${3:LENGTH} , ${4:LIST...};

since I can include code (elisp but also bash or Perl) I'd like to find a way to delete the commas of skipped arguments instead of creating 4 versions for drop down... but I'm still at the beginning.

Vision: Ideally these snippets could be generated from POD-examples and show the documentation╣, I think DBI is a good candidate.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
Je suis Charlie!

PS: thanks to Tux for suggesting the return values for stat, (local)time, and caller (with or without args)

╣) probably best realized in combination with autocomplete-mode ... unfortunately emacs-wiki seems to be down at the moment...