Code hinting feature


#1

Hey guys. One feature that I miss is code hinting in Atom. Do I miss something? Is there an option to enable code hints? Are they on the Atom developers roadmap?

Cheers,
Greg


#2

There is autcomplete plus package


#3

Yes, the Autocomplete Plus package is very nice, but it isn’t very smart in terms of resolving package and class structures, suggesting methods or similar IDE-type luxuries.
I’m still waiting for someone to make that happen :wink:


#4

It won’t happen. :relieved:

It’s just a core package providing UI (a dropdown list of options), interface for suggestions (for providers) and a primitive FuzzyProvider. You need to install autocomplete providers for the specific language you want to make Atom intelligent about.

I’m currently refreshing a provider for Haxe language (based on Haxe compiler). Similar stuff is done for other languages, like C++ (clang) and Go. It certainly can also be done for Scala, using Ensime (someone has do make it happen though).

Combine that with a linter+provider, and there you have it – an IDE :smiley: Well, almost, it could also use some refactoring features, and I see people trying to make it similarly to how autocomplete and linters work now. Progress is being made, alright :sunglasses: