VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-12-2005 , 02:07 PM
The editor that I have been happily using for ages (WordStar
2000, since 1988) will not work on the new system that I am using.
Apparently, it and Windows have issues.
I want to find a suitable replacement. My most important
Non-GUI: Selected text does not work well for me for block operations
as I frequently do find start of text, mark start of block, find end
of text, mark end of block, perform block operation. I need to be
able to search between defining the start and end of the block.
Inexpensive: shareware, freeware, public domain, or the like.
Configurable keys: This would be very useful though not mandatory.
Failing this, the editor should use control key combinations rather
than function keys.
If you use an editor like this, what is your choice? Why? Where
is it available from?
Re: VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-12-2005 , 02:41 PM
and vi can be used via cygwin. From Emacs there
should be a windows version available.
These are editor you should like, as they are
supporting this type of working without the
mouse, block operations, regular expressions
for search/replace etc.
Sourceforge should be a source for vi and emacs
binaries or even sources.
Perhaps make a search at www.download.com
for the most popular (windows) editors.
Re: VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-12-2005 , 02:53 PM
On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 12:07:36 -0800, Gene Wirchenko
<genew (AT) ucantrade (DOT) com.NOTHERE> wrote:
Re: VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-12-2005 , 02:54 PM
When you mentioned non-GUI editors I automatically thought of vi
(Linux/Unix). It takes a while to get acquainted properly, but it's a very
functional editor. There's a Windows emulator at
Google might reveal some others.
Going years back (to my dBase III days) , there was a program called
Sidekick (Borland?) I used. I think the keystrokes were quite similar to
WordStar. Same goes for the old Turbo Pascal editor.
Got no idea if vi will meet your requirements, but good luck.
"Gene Wirchenko" <genew (AT) ucantrade (DOT) com.NOTHERE> wrote
Re: VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-13-2005 , 02:28 AM
Olaf Doschke schrieb:
Windows which I use with VFP 6 all the time. It surely takes some time
to get used to it, but it can do all the stuff Gene is asking for, and
much more. Don't wanna miss it - once in you can do everything by keyboard.
Download here: <http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc>
To call GVim (or some other external editor) instead of the default
editor add this to your config.fpw file in the VFP dir:
This, of course, doesn't work for runtime errors where a window with the
failing code is popped up...
Re: VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-13-2005 , 02:59 AM
Gene Wirchenko schrieb:
- Search begin: type "/begin_phrase"
- Mark start of block: type "v" (for visual mode - Vims term for a
- Search end: type "/end_phrase" (or use any other keystroke/command for
- Mark end of block: type "v" again
- Execute block operation (e. g. indenting according to your settings:
nmap"). There's about nothing you can't map: automatic brackets, F3 for
continuing search, etc.
- Open GVim and type the command ":args the_files_you_want_to_edit", and
move between the buffers by ":n" and ":N"
- Alternatively, open another file with the split command ":sp
file_name" and move between the windows with CTRL-W UP|DOWN
Drawbacks: No Intellisense in VFP 8, and some minor catches with the
integration into the VFP IDE.
the highlighting; search for "foxpro.vim". You may also ask me, I've
added some missing terms to it so far.
Addendum: If you've never used Vim before, you want to read a tutorial
before even starting it. Look at the Vim site for one.
Re: VFP 6: Good Non-GUI Editor to Use - 01-13-2005 , 03:10 AM
Martin Gebert schrieb:
you placed the cursor at the end of the block.
and move between the buffers independently.
So much to code, so little time.