[Catalyst] What text editor to use?
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Mon Apr 11 19:25:50 GMT 2011
futher vim reading:
> vim -A arabic_file_to_edit.txt
vim -H hebrew_file_to_edit.txt
you can checkout your compiled time flags with:
> vim --version
hope this is helpful.
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> Hi Thomas and all,
> On Thursday 03 Mar 2011 04:50:08 Thomas L. Shinnick wrote:
> > At 08:13 PM 3/2/2011, gvim wrote:
> > >On 02/03/2011 11:10, John M. Dlugosz wrote:
> > >>What's a good text editor to use for Catalyst/TT development?
> > >>
> > >>The editor I really like for C++ doesn't handle XML well. I've been
> > >>using "Notepad++" for windows, but the syntax highlighting doesn't
> > >>understand mixing TT inside the base language, and it has tabs only
> > >>instead of multiple visible windows.
> > >>
> > >>I would entertain both Windows and Linux solutions.
> > >>
> > >>TIA, --John
> > >
> > >Vim does everything you will ever need if you're dealing with text
> > >
> > >:-). Try MacVim if you're on OS X:
> > >http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
> > >
> > >gvim
> > I second the nomination for Vim, for another important reason. I
> > hate switching editors. So, er... huh?
> > Vim runs everywhere. I can wander from platform to platform and not
> > have to worry whether something capable is available. That was
> > really something I needed back when (15+ years) when Windows was so
> > badly served. Still using it, even on Solaris! ;-)
> > Now if you like learning new editors, or having 2 or 3 "in your
> > pocket", fine. But I've not yet found something I couldn't do in
> > Vim. Hey I rarely need to edit in binary, but it can do it. And
> > hacking Unicode isn't so revolutionary now, but was possible with Vim
> > before some other editors. Good pedigree, barks on command, etc., etc.
> One reason why I'm not fully using Vim for all my needs as an editor is t=
> fact it does not display Bidirectional text (e.g: mixed Latin and Arabic =
> my case mixed Latin and Hebrew) in a Bidirectional way (even though it
> the Hebrew and Arabic Unicode glyphs fine). This is not a big issue with
> code out there (whether Perl or otherwise), but is a major issue with
> emails, works of fiction, blog entries or comments, notes, MediaWiki
> etc. For that I've been using either KDE's Kate or katepart, the Mozilla
> built-in text editor which has a decent support for Bidi and similar
> like that and there are some specialised Unicode editors (and relatively
> primitive by Vim's or even Kate's standards such as
> http://projects.arabeyes.org/project.php?proj=3DKatoob or
> If you don't know a language whose glyph system is written from right to
> consider your ignorance a bliss - :-D - and furthermore some Vim and BiDi
> users are happy with the fact it displays text consistently only in one
> direction (either L->R or R->L).
> I should also note that I've worked on some custom formats to facilitate
> editing text primarily in Hebrew:
> While having XML, I've also written a parser for two custom well-formed
> text-but-XML-based formats, which I nicknamed Fiction-Text and Screenplay-
> Text. The parser is a highly-Moosey spaghetti code that was used to repla=
> something written in the now (in)famous Parse-RecDescent which may have
> even worse. I now hope to convert it to Parser-MGC (
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/Parser-MGC/ ) , but hope that its author will
> document it a bit better, and this will require a rewrite and incremental=
> breaking tests.
> I've looked into projects providing similar functionality such as
> http://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/ and http://celtx.com/ , but I have
> some technical or philosophical issues with them (that listing them is out
> the scope of this E-mail.).
> Shlomi Fish
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