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Re: Favorite or most wanted text editor features?

by stefan k (Curate)
on Oct 19, 2001 at 12:51 UTC ( #119906=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite or most wanted text editor features?

I once had the same plan and you can see some of the ideas it produced at this page, but I think that it is far too late to catch up with (x)emacs. See e.g. the node I just wrote: Re: Learning Emacs

I still feel it would be cool to have a perl interpreting editor, and I still think I have some pretty design thoughts, plus some real good features, but YATE (yet another text editor) just feels so wrong. For me XEmacs has almost all powers I could imagine - besides that I have to write the defuns in elsip ;-), for others vi(m) is really _it_. Yes and I even know people how feel content with nedit *grin*.

It's just some things missing like different highlighting (and maybe keybindings) in format strings or at other places - usually most of them come down to have several differents modes in one file at different positions, which is a relatively new requirement with PHP and HTMl mixed up (or JSPs or HEREDOCS or...). It will probably be more effective to get those features into existing architectures that starting a whole new editor project.

As for your regexp search: of course emacs can search for regexps, they're just plain ugly - uhm, I wanted to say: not of the elegant perlish style. And you can setup the levels of undo you'd like to have.

Regards... Stefan
you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion


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Re: Re: Favorite or most wanted text editor features?
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Oct 19, 2001 at 13:08 UTC
    mdupont has told me about a version of emacs that understands perl as well as elisp. pmacs maybe is the name? Maybe it uses perl regexen instead of emacs?(Although dont forget that various features of emacs regex engine were quite well rated by Friedl.)

    Yves
    --
    You are not ready to use symrefs unless you already know why they are bad. -- tadmc (CLPM)

      I know of one project which has that aim, but in the past they concentrated on Gnu Emacs. Actually the last thing I read when visiting their website was that they were quite disappointed by the gnu emacs people and were planning to port their efforts to xemacs... I should have a look again...

      See them at: perlmacs-home

      Regards... Stefan
      you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion

Re: Re: Favorite or most wanted text editor features?
by brother ab (Scribe) on Oct 19, 2001 at 13:32 UTC

    Have you tried mmm-mode for emacs? I use it with great success to edit HTML::Mason-components (their syntax is very similar to ASP - perl code inside special tags).

    According to documentation it works for Mason, Embperl, ePerl, JavaScript and CSS inside HTML, JSP and even Perl here-docs with some heuristic about what submode should be used inside here-doc.

    -- brother ab
      It is currently in my incoming directory, which means that I know it but haven't introduced it to my xemacs setup, but I'll probably do when I'll need it :)

      Regards... Stefan
      you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion

Re: Re: Favorite or most wanted text editor features?
by slayven (Pilgrim) on Oct 20, 2001 at 05:38 UTC
    I still feel it would be cool to have a perl interpreting editor

    maybe you should check out vim's perldo =)

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