Snippet completion in Discourse


#1

Hey guys,

Instead of asking for this feature, let me quickly explain my workflow, and see if you guys can relate to it.

I primarily stick to my vim editor because of the powerful snippet plugin, like:

I use mutt for emailing, gohugo for blogging, and the rest of the time I’m coding – so most of my typing happens in vim, using snippets.

Every time I have to edit replies in Discourse; I miss the editor. I know most people probably don’t care, but in our company, we use discourse for everything. I mean, everything – all things emails, decisions, communication, discussions, what not. Everything happens via Discourse.

Now having a full-fledged vim editor baked into Discourse would be asking for too much (and would cause a flame war), I miss being able to use snippets.

What do you guys think? Ideas / Thoughts?

Cheers,
Manish


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Why not pick an OS level snippet manager that is available to every app running in your OS including the browser?


#3

Interesting. Didn’t know about them. Sounds like it should solve my problem.

Update: Ended up using GitHub - carlinyuen/ChromeAutoTextExpander: Google Chrome Extension : Auto Text Expander - listens for keypresses on pages that support it and will auto-replace text as you type. Keywords: javascript jquery chrome text expander replacement.