So a new zen coding like experience has been created called hayaku
It could sort of work with regex based live templates as noted here:
and these are other examples
h10 -> height: 10px
ml-1.5 -> margin-left: 1.5em (switches to em by default since there can't be a point decimal value)
w50p -> width: 50%
cF -> color: #fff
bg80 -> background: #808080
But really it's about bringing in customizability into the IDE without having to build a java plugin. IntellijEval looks good but it isn't as deeply integrated as this though maybe it can be. Perhaps as a workaround, is there a way to trigger text processing for text to the left of the cursor without selecting the text and have that processing done via an external script? It isn't just that hayaku is nice, and that its fast, but that it can be triggered the way Zen is with a tab. It doesn't break the flow and the source of it is easily modifiable without going through a compile/build cycle.
Just airing some thoughts here.
Message was edited by: Michael Wills
Clarifications to workar