Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBEdit Zend Framework Clippings Updated

I’ve just uploaded the latest version of the Zend Framwork Clipping set for BBEdit. As usual you can grab this from the downloads page.

Changes in this release

  1. Added the class to the clipping name to disambiguate duplicate method names. (Picture __construct 1000 times.)

    Since BBEdit doesn’t allow whitespace in autocomplete suggestions, I’ve used a double-star ** as the divider between method and class name. This I hope is clear enough visually, but please let me know what you think.

  2. Added parameter and return type hints to the clippings in line with the conventions of Ted’s original PHP clippings. (The return value is selected upon clipping insertion so a quick delete will get rid of it; its purpose is currently just as an aide memoir but I hope to leverage it further later.)

Barring any major issues, this will be the final Beta of the BBEdit Zend Framework Clippings. They are just missing clippings for the Zend_Search_Lucene and Zend_Soap namespaces, which require ad hoc work-arounds. After that they will follow the Zend Framework release schedule.