1160Re: [jasspa] Hello the list
- Sep 9, 2004OK Thanks Jon.
Thanks for the information. If I make any progress with either the email
linking to HTML tidy, I will let the list know.
Been happily editing away on my XSL stylesheet this morning and happy to
no slowdown! :D
By the way I loaded a large perl program and it came up instantly, I am just
not used to that after Jedit. :)
I would say installation was fairly straightforward, but that ME put a
couple of files
in places that I wasn't expecting: me32.ini and my user.emf file. It also
a little while to figure out that my user.emf was actually called
my case :) On the whole no problems though.
Yes I think XML validation can partly be done with Macros, or even by an
external program. Yes, it's mainly to ensure that elements are closed off
correctly. One nice feature that I think could be done in a macro is tag
completion...so you type </ and then the correct tag is completed for you.
I am using The Doctor's auto-completion macro to partially do this (By the
The Doc's line completion macro is something I've used quite a bit too).
>From: Jon Green <jon@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [jasspa] Hello the list
>Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 23:29:31 +0100
>Tony Bedford wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just a note to say I just started using MicroEmacs and really like it.
> > I had been using Jedit (the Java based editor), which has some very nice
> > features, but in the end I gave up out of frustration with it's slowness
> > when working on large XSL style sheets. The same style sheet loads
> > in ME and ME never seems to slow down :)
> > Things I like about MicroEmacs:
> > - lightning fast, loads quickly and large files load instantly too.
> > - easy to set up for basic editing.
> > - easy to add new macros.
> > - sensible auto indenting.
> > - auto spell is very useful as I write documentation.
> > - in built colour schemes are quite nifty.
> > - access to tools such as grep, mail etc.
> > - ability to read man pages and Perl docs in the editor is very
> Thanks for the E-Mail. Cheered me up this morning. Nice
> to get some positive feedback from time to time.
> > Things that I would like to see more info and practical examples on:
> > - setting up MicroEmacs to read email on Windows (that would be SO
> > convenient).
> See the help page vm(3) for E-Mail support. I must confess I
> do not use it that often, mainly for sending.
> You need to download "postie" and "blat" to
> send/receive from Windows environments.
> > - ability to validate XML docs.
> Nobody has asked for this, but I agree it would be pretty
> useful in SGML as well. XML is well structured (as is SGML)
> so it should be possible to do this in a macro. I assume
> that you just want to check that your opening and closing
> tags pair correctly. Obviously the hilighting will provide
> visual feedback for some faults (i.e. missing quotation
> on attribute etc.) in addition to indentation.
> > One thing I think would be cool is to try and get some links
> > on the ME home page to people actively using ME. I'd like to know
> > what other cool things people are doing with ME.
> To be honest we never really know what people
> are doing with it, or for that matter how many
> people are using it or who is using it. There are
> a few people on the group who contribute
> new macros, templates and ideas which get added
> directly or form the basis of a set of new
> features in subsequent releases. There have
> been some good ideas that have popped out
> in the last couple of years as people
> attempt to do different things with the editor.
> One interesting link that I turned up
> earlier in the year on what people do with
> the editor was this one:-
> Jasspa MicroEmacs appears in the index of the
> TiVo Hacks
> 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
> By Raffi Krikorian
> August 2003
> ISBN: 0-596-00553-9
> I've never seen the book and am quite
> curious as to why the reference is there
> and why in the Index.
> > If I get time I am going to see if I can hook up ME to HTML Tidy, which
> > would be useful. Not sure when that will be though!
> Well if you do then please let us know how you
> did it them we will can redistribute the information
> or extend the HTML template.
> Obviously any feedback from a new user perspective
> is also useful, things that you find difficult,
> badly explained etc. We are aware that we are
> deficient in terms of a high level user manual.
> There are a lot of manual pages which pretty
> much document every command and variable but
> very little high level documentation. We have
> plans to address this just a question of time !
> > Thanks for a great editor.
> > Tony
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