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  • Tony Bedford
    Sep 9, 2004
      OK Thanks Jon.

      Thanks for the information. If I make any progress with either the email
      setup or
      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
      took me
      a little while to figure out that my user.emf was actually called
      tbedford.emf in
      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).

      OK, cheers.

      >From: Jon Green <jon@...>
      >Reply-To: jasspa@yahoogroups.com
      >To: jasspa@yahoogroups.com
      >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
      >handy :)
      > >
      >Hi Tony,
      > 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
      > book:-
      > 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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