[REBOL] Re: Script Editor.. I need a script editor; Notepad se
From: geza67:freestart:hu at: 28-Oct-2001 19:20
> the option of "modeless mode". Pardon the oxymoron. I've hacked
Do you mean easyVIM ? Well, even a 1 meg big EXE eVIM beats in a hiss
some native Windows editors although without modes you won't get the
créme á la créme
of gVIM's wealthy functionality.
> a number of "C" "macros" for rebol with great satisfaction, and
> have added curent Rebol words to rebol.vim (syntax file).
Would you post it (or send it to me), please. Have you solved the
syntax coloring problem regarding pairs (only the first 00 of a 00x00
gets highlighted) and that keywords may contain almost anything (with
the bundled rebol.vim, the highlight halts e.g. at the first "-"
character :-( ) ?
> On the other hand, I am now learning Xemacs. I would guess that
Well, I admit, I started my XEmacs studies a few weeks ago and
converted last week to gVIM after giving up endless hours of reading
the first half of the user manual ;-) I confess, with gVIM I felt
_almost_ promptly at home - the major key bindings (e.g. clipboard
operations and movement commands) were the accustomed Windows-ish ones
;-) and the deeper / trickier commands much more accessible for
me than the XEmacs way.
> to learn. Xemacs/emacs is kind of a "mini-os". It actually supports
> a lisp interpreter for high levels of customization.
Well, it is a definite plus and I respect Lisp a lot: undoubtedly it
is the most founded programming language of all - at least in the
mathematical sense. But ... if you have fully customized your Xemacs
to your taste the Lisp adventure ends. How could you use Elisp
further? Let's say, you write very good applications with it (Xemacs
allows you to put even graphical widgets in the editing window!) - now
what - you distribute the 30meg XEmacs install kit to your some 10K
Elisp source code ? Nevertheless, I find Lisp mentally challenging but
while you hunt the missing braces down ;-) a REBOL five-liner already
did the dirty job ...
> Learning lisp for a rebol programmer shouldn't be a "far reach".
REBOL was eager to inherit several aspects of Scheme, a newer Lisp
dialect. Whereas Scheme/Lisp is strict (lexical scoping e.g.), REBOL
is "lazy" (OK, let's say just: different ;-)) ) - it is not as clean
as the lambda calculus itself but is elegant and first of all powerful
> While I'm at it, I want to mention Boxer (www.boxersoftware.com).
> For Windows Editors, it is IMHO the best single-developer programmers
Seen - Tried - NOT _Bought_ . There are so many free AND/OR
free_source_ editors around ...
Happy VIMming and REBOLing !
Geza Lakner MD mailto:[geza67--freestart--hu]