I was setting up some snippets and after clicking around on the site saw that if you enter $cursor$ that is where the cursor is left after the snippet is activated. But what i really wanted was the Date!... so i took a guess and put in $DATE$ and it worked... Is there a complete list of substitutions for snippets anywhere? why isn't this stuff with the edit snippet help page?
Also i noticed that snippets do not work if you are inside a /* */ block ? which is sad since in means you can't have a snippet for update comments like your name, the date etc.. so it always makes a consistent comment block. Is there a reason for this?