The next version of Programmer’s Notepad features an extension of the existing “text clips” tool, allowing insertion of clips/templates directly into the editor by keyword.

Best understood in action:

(if you’re reading this post in a feed reader, you may be missing an embedded video here!)

The clip files are not 100% compatible (at least so far). The keyword-based clips use a slight extension of the original format tying each file to a particular scheme (C++ is demonstrated above) and adding a shortcut attribute to each clip.

All feedback is welcome, the new pn-devel build available from SourceForge includes a prototype of this functionality. Note you have to create the .clips files manually for now.

By the way, apologies for the poor video quality, discussion forthcoming!