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Re: [Chicken-users] any Windows Emacs haters here?

From: Matthew Welland
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] any Windows Emacs haters here?
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:50:19 -0700
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Hmmm... xemacs on cygwin seems to work great for me. The only crash I get is 
if I try to cut a hugh buffer (20-50 meg worth of data). Xemacs never seems 
to come back and I kill it. Perhaps I don't push it as hard as you do and 
I'm easy to please with only needing scheme, ruby and verilog modes. The 
only C I do is for microcontrollers and that is all on Linux. Aside: 
wouldn't it be cool to program your ATMega microcontroller with Chicken :-)

As far as trying out an alternative to Xemacs, I don't see a need for me. 
I'm curious can MinGW coexist peacefully with Cygwin or is there 
substantial setup hassle? 

My gripe is with chicken - 2.5 seems to have broken eggs on cygwin and 
debian and I don't have time to figure it out and in the process of trying 
2.5 I broke my older install. Grumble. I should have used stow or similar. 
I'll get back to it next year :-)

Update: After writing the above I thought I'd take another look. Now on 
linux at least everything seems to be working fine. I had to:

0. Clear out /usr/local/lib/chicken
1. Comment out the (use 'readline) stuff from my .csirc
2. Manually install easyffi before installing readline

Cygwin still doesn't seem to work, I get Error unbound variable and then a 
bunch of glyphs. I'll try again later.


On Saturday 09 December 2006 17:02, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> I've had it with XEmacs, since by default it doesn't even indent my C
> code properly.  I'm not about to chase around its stupid configuration
> magic invocations anymore.  Plus, I'm totally sick of it crashing 20% of
> the time I do a Find, and I'm not interested in becoming a bug tester /
> reporter for yet another open source project right now.  At least, not
> one I like as little as XEmacs.
> I tried to fire up Eclipse, but it barfed on me having both a Cygwin and
> a MinGW installation.  I am bored with stuff that doesn't care much
> about MinGW and doesn't show evidence of thorough testing.
> So, I'm looking at modifying one of the open source MinGW IDEs to
> support Chicken and CMake.  I'm curious if this approach to life has any
> appeal for anyone around here.  Or am I the only Windows MinGW guy?  I'm
> just curious how other people have been getting by, and if you're as
> sick of clumsy / broken toolchains as I am.
> Cheers,
> Brandon Van Every
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