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Re: Favorite or most wanted text editor features?

by CubicSpline (Friar)
on Oct 19, 2001 at 16:39 UTC ( #119960=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite or most wanted text editor features?

While a staunch user of vi when in the Linux side of the force, I've totally fallen in love with TextPad when I'm working in Windows. Some of the features that I find the most useful:
  1. Search/Replace capabilities
    • Perl-like regex searching
    • Bookmarking all matching lines
  2. Document Classes for different file extensions
    • Color coding for keywords, constants, etc.
    • Tabulation and paren/brace autocomplete
  3. General Editor features
    • Block edit mode (allows you to select text in a block, rather than line by line)
    • Ability to view whitespace characters
    • Increase/Decrease indentation for select block of text
The only thing that TextPad doesn't have that I want is the ability to execute the perl that i'm editing in a command prompt.
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Re: Re: Favorite or most wanted text editor features?
by echo (Pilgrim) on Oct 21, 2001 at 00:58 UTC
    The only thing that TextPad doesn't have that I want is the ability to execute the perl that i'm editing in a command prompt.

    Have you looked at the Tools feature? In the Preferences menu, choose Tools and define a new tool thusly:

    • Command: C:\Perl\bin\Perl.exe
      Parameters: $File
      Initial Folder: $FileDir
    • Check the boxe labelled Capture output
    This will run the Perl program and show its output (including any errors) in a new window.

    It is then possible to assign this tool to a key (I use CTRL-1) for fastest use.

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