Ruby code completion in TextMateEdit

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Looking at the release notes for revision 1360 of TextMate I see that Ruby code completion is now on offer.

In order to get this working I had to check out the lastest version of the Ruby bundle:

cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles
rm -rf Ruby.tmbundle
svn co http://macromates.com/svn/Bundles/trunk/Bundles/Ruby.tmbundle

I suspect the problem was an old copy of the bundle (not sure how it got there). Deleting it probably would have been enough.

Limitations

There still seems to be a way to go before this will become useful. In a brand new file I found that hitting Option-Escape would allow me to complete basic strings like str to String and Struct. But on trying it on anything remotely complex would yield only a tool-tip containing the words, "Parse error".

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