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Re: [bug-gtypist] learn to code

From: Felix Natter
Subject: Re: [bug-gtypist] learn to code
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:47:05 +0100
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geoffroy tremblay <address@hidden> writes:


> Great, will try it out and post the result. 

Sounds good, don't hesitate to ask if you have problems :-)

> What is it with using Vim? While editing the file or with gtypist?

emacs and vim have syntax highlighting for editing GTypist scripts

Best Regards,


> thanks!
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 06:19:11PM +0100, Felix Natter wrote:
>> geoffroy tremblay <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Hi there, 
>> hello Geoffroy,
>> > Thank you for gtypist I finally learned to type :D 
>> That's good to hear!
>> > I wanted to see if I could use gtypist to help me learn javascript. One
>> > way I though would be great is to re-type library like jquery. Did
>> > someone created lessons like that already?
>> Why not, good idea :-)
>> > I would be interested too if there was any other 'source code' lesson
>> > already made for gtypist. 
>> There is only ttde.typ which does something like that in the last
>> few lessons, but that is German only.
>> > If not I was trying to use the jquery source code to create a lessons. I
>> > installed gtypist with apt-get from debian, so I had to download the
>> > source code to use the ktouch2typ script,
>> It's included in the debian package:
>> /usr/share/doc/gtypist/tools/ktouch2typ.pl.gz
>> > but it send an error about the
>> > XML/Parser/PERLSAX.pm, do I need to install some pearl library for that
>> > to work, or to compile gtypist to start with?
>> It looks like you need to install the libxml-perl package.
>> > Also would there be any problem to use code instead of text in lessons?
>> > I would also like to have the comments in the lessons, for example
>> > Jquery has quite a lot of comment which help to understand the code. 
>> No, not really. It is good practice to introduce characters such as {}
>> before you use them in drills/speed tests. You can have a look at
>> ttde.typ. Comments ('#') are treated as gtypist comments only if they
>> are at the very beginning of the line, so you can use '#' in lesson
>> content everywhere.
>> You might want to use Emacs or vim because we have highlighting support
>> for these editors (preconfigured for you on Debian) :-)
>> Good Luck and Have Fun!
>> -- 
>> Felix Natter

Felix Natter

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