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Re: APL mode

From: Rüdiger Sonderfeld
Subject: Re: APL mode
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:42:45 +0200
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I started working on some APL-mode stuff.  But I haven't gotten very far and I 
currently lack the time to continue working on it.

Feel free to improve/change it:



On Saturday 12 October 2013 10:18:21 Rustom Mody wrote:
> Hello all!
> As some of you may know Gnu Apl has been very recently released
> http://www.gnu.org/software/apl/
> I feel in the modern unicoded world, APL may be more usable than it has
> ever been, so having a modern (unicode-based) Apl running on Gnu/Linux
> systems is quite a big thing. [Well at least for some old-fogeys :-) ]
> I asked the author Juergen Sauermann if there was an emacs mode.
> He asked 'Whats a mode? " :-) . He agreed that if I provided one he would
> put it in.
> Is anyone working on this??
> For the time being Ive put together something minimal by
> a. taking scheme.el, cmuscheme.el
> b. search-replace-ing scheme by apl
> c. Do the minimal hacking required to make it work
> d. Throw out obviously unneeded parts (like DSSSL stuff)
> Also looking at perl and ada modes for characters, fontlock etc.
> Any preferable sources to study/copy from?
> I tried to study C-mode(s) but it was too vast to make sense :-(
> About syntax:
> What does sexp mean for non-lisp languages like C etc?
> (Needed for functions like forward-sexp)
> About Font lock:
> APL is notorious for being unreadable. This is related to having almost no
> keywords and only weird characters.
> Having a good coloration for different categories of characters will help a
> long way.
> Is there somewhere I can 8-10 different faces ready?
> And how faces are used in programming modes?
> Input methods:
> Current input method supplied by Juergen is xmodmap based.
> We need other more emacsy method(s). I'll write about that subsequently, if
> I can get the above working :-)
> Rusi

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