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Brandon J. Van Every
Sun, 10 Dec 2006 22:12:17 -0800
Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 (Windows/20061025)
felix winkelmann wrote:
On 12/10/06, Brandon J. Van Every <address@hidden> wrote:
I've discovered Scintilla / SciTE. http://www.scintilla.org It's way
smaller and claims to have some Scheme support already. Reading what /
how I could configure it is just 1 long webpage. MinGW appears to be
working out of the box. Most importantly, it's a popular and mature
open source project. Plus it's MIT licensed.
Well, please keep us up to date. I've never used it, but know people who
think very high of it. It'd be interesting to know more and perhaps
whatever you think is worth for other users to know.
It just flunked out-of-the-box ease-of-use. In C/C++ mode the default
'indent' command tries to invoke a program called 'astyle', and since it
isn't installed, nothing happens. So, I read the docs and learned that
'astyle' is an external code formatter. I downloaded and installed it.
Now when I type 'indent', the file is changed externally, and is not
reflected in my actual editing window. I find this lame. I'm now
reading mailing list entries about whether the behavior I want is
possible - that is, just indent when I tell it to, and show the results
immediately. But IMNSO an editor should already do this out-of-the-box
with no special futzing. Broken indenting is the reason I ditched
XEmacs in the first place!
SciTE is still simpler than XEmacs, both in terms of documentation and
code size, so I'm not giving up yet.
Brandon Van Every