I may be totally off here, but isn't it possible to do something like irb
completion inside jEdit using the hooks it gives to scripting and this
scripting framework from Apache? I ask because I don't have the necessary
amount of knowledge to do so myself neither the time at this present moment
to look more into it, and this list is full of bright and *very* intelligent
people.

If you ask me, one of the main obstacles to either newbies or people coming
from languages such as Java and/or other static languages to the Ruby world
is the lack of something like auto-completion in the tools they used to use
and know where they came from, like IntelliJ and Eclipse.The evils of
intelli-sense style technology :-)

I know that given the dinaymic nature of Ruby it is very hard to do
something like auto-completion, such was one topic some time ago here on the
list, but what about some primitive completion like irb does?

Pardon my ignorance on the subject and thanks for reading this.

Cheers,

Felipe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "itsme213" <itsme213 / hotmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: editors/IDEs


> > If anybody care about editors/IDEs written entirely in Ruby (thus also
> > scriptable in Ruby)
>
> JEdit is written in Java, and is scriptable in Ruby.
>
> It has a plugn called Superscript which uses the Apache BSF framework to
> interface to multiple scripting languages, and JRuby for the ruby version.
I
> got some small test scripts to work, accessing the view, text area,
> selection, command-line console, etc.
>
>
>
>