Sinasi is not a SproutCore IDE: A SproutCore port of Rinari, for use with Emacs.
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Sinasi is not a SproutCore IDE

This is hacked-up copy of the excellent Rinari minor mode for Emacs, modified to work with SproutCore instead of Ruby on Rails. Sinasi provides support for quickly switching between models, fixtures, tests, and other files in a SproutCore project. (This is especially necessary in Emacs, since SproutCore uses lots of duplicate filenames.)

For an idea of what Sinasi could become, please see the Rinari screencast. I eagerly welcome patches to help round-out Sinasi.

Installing Sinasi

You need three things to use Sinasi:

  1. A JavaScript mode of your choice.

  2. The Rinari jump module. I got this by following the Rinari install instructions.

  3. Some configuration in your .emacs file.

     (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/sinasi")
     (require 'sinasi)

With any luck, this might be enough to get you running. I eagerly welcome patches that make Sinasi eager to install!

Using Sinasi

Open up a JavaScript buffer inside a SproutCore project, and type C-h m to get help for the current mode. You should see something like:

Sinasi minor mode (indicator Sinasi):
Enable Sinasi minor mode providing Emacs support for working
with the SproutCore framework.

key             binding
---             -------

C-c             Prefix Command

C-c ,           Prefix Command

C-c , c         sinasi-clean-tests
C-c , f         Prefix Command

C-c , f a       sinasi-find-core
C-c , f c       sinasi-find-controller
C-c , f f       sinasi-find-fixture
C-c , f i       sinasi-find-main
C-c , f m       sinasi-find-model
C-c , f p       sinasi-find-main-page
C-c , f s       sinasi-find-stylesheet
C-c , f t       sinasi-find-test
C-c , f v       sinasi-find-view

For more information on a specific command, you can run C-h f command-name. You can use sinasi-clean-tests to work around stale unit tests in the Test Runner, and you can use sinasi-bind-finders-with-prefix to map the find commands to something a bit more convenient.

Generating a TAGS file

I added the following to my .ctags file:

--regex-js=/^([A-Za-z0-9._$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*SC\.mixin\(/\1/
--regex-js=/^([A-Za-z0-9._$]+)[ \t]*=[ \t]*([A-Za-z0-9._$]+)\.(create|extend)\(/\1/
--regex-js=/^[ \t]*([A-Za-z$][A-Za-z0-9_$]+)[ \t]*:[ \t]*function[ \t(]/\1/

...and ran:

ctags -R -e

Note that this includes the full names of classes, which doesn't always work gracefully with M-. (for example, you can't look up "Record" directly, but must edit it to be "SC.Record"). If you have any advice on how to fine-tune this setup, please let me know.