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Re: Can we have separate operating system windows?

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  • Bob Ippolito
    ... Three cheers for global variables :) ... Makes it sound like I might just be better off writing another editor that acts enough like Vim to make me happy.
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 20, 2004
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      On Jan 20, 2004, at 1:24 PM, Bram Moolenaar wrote:

      >
      > Bob Ippolito wrote:
      >
      >>> Supporting multiple toplevel windows has been a todo item for some
      >>> time.
      >>> Main problems to take care of are how to handle the multiple command
      >>> lines and avoiding the GUI version drifting away from the console
      >>> version.
      >>
      >> Well, the user only has one set of input devices.. you could "context
      >> switch" based upon which one gets activated. I have not looked at Vim
      >> source at all so I really don't know what the right way to do it would
      >> be.
      >
      > You could type a few words in the command line, then go to another Vim
      > window and execute a command there. This means there are multiple
      > command lines to take care of. Multiple states as well (one window in
      > Insert mode, another editing the command line).

      Three cheers for global variables :)

      >> By GUI version drifting away from the console version, do you mean
      >> source code or what?
      >
      > Displaying text in on the screen (toplevel window) is a large part of
      > the code. When this differs between the GUI and the console version
      > large parts of code could be duplicated. More code, more bugs, more
      > maintenance...

      Makes it sound like I might just be better off writing another editor
      that acts enough like Vim to make me happy. *sigh*

      -bob
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