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[REBOL] Re: Script Editor.. I need a script editor; Notepad se

From: geza67:freestart:hu at: 28-Oct-2001 19:20

Hello Tim,
> 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 enough yet.
> 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 ! -- Best regards, Geza Lakner MD mailto:[geza67--freestart--hu]