Tag: Gnu Emacs

CopperSpice Experiments – Pt. 9

Yeah, it’s been a while. Life keeps getting in the way of actually writing something here. I’m also migrating from BlueHost.com through HostGator.com to inMotion hosting service. That gets its own blog post once complete. Despite all of that, a lot of code has changed in the repo. Just be sure you choose the diamond-themes branch. Themes work really well. Not perfect, but really well. Perfect would be instant coloring. I can seemingly get that to happen even with large source files if the syntax is set on a tab before the file is loaded. It appears the QPlainTextEdit class is smart enough to only paint the visible rows first. The problem is I haven’t unwound the MainWindow class object…

Most Text Editors Get Tabs Wrong

I’ve been getting back into COBOL and writing a book on GnuCOBOL. This lead me to writing a book on Emacs. For no more people than they have, they’ve done an amazing job. This lead me to poking around for the correct editor, preferably one that could be close to a full blown IDE. I know. During my VAX/VMS days I happily used EDT, dropped to the command line to compile, then ran the executable under the VMS Debugger. All in a hardwired terminal. When we got LSE where I could compile and fix errors in the editor it was fantastic. When I’m on a PC, I want something close to an IDE. It’s a psychological thing and no, I…