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Re^3: GTK source editing

by jfroebe (Parson)
on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:19 UTC ( #1129964=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: GTK source editing
in thread GTK source editing

By all means reinvent the wheel. I'll cheer you on. But why? There is vim/gvim, emacs, gedit, and so on. What feature are you looking for? Perhaps there is a plugin that would work for one of the editors that already exist.

Jason L. Froebe

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Re^4: GTK source editing
by nonsequitur (Pilgrim) on Jun 11, 2015 at 06:25 UTC

    What I am aiming for is really something more like an IDE. The few IDEs I have tried I found very confusing. Emacs was very promising but to get it to work in the way I would like it to would mean learning ELISP. Not only do I find Lisp confusing, but ELISP has a fairly limited domain for the amount of time it would take me to learn it. However the worst part is that there were so many key bindings to remember and this is actually where much on my problem lies not that my memory for such things is necessarily bad but erratic, For almost a month now I have been using the same finger to type e and i (or trying to) sometimes I will hit e instead of i three or for times before I get the right letter.

    There is not much I can do about the key problem but I have many similar problems that last for days or months that could be easily ameliorated if every time I noticed that I found myself repeatedly doing A expecting B to happen I could arrange it so it would. However since getting most programs to do what you want means learning a new language which takes a certain amount of time even if it is a very simple one, I decided that I would concentrate on learning one or two languages well enough to make sure I have a computing environment that generally works the way I expect it to. I am working slowly toward this end.

    I am sorry if this is but these are things that I have thinking about for years but no one had ever asked.

    It amused me that that you used "reinvent the wheel" Because when I was younger I had sort of a motto "It is a better wheel I have invented" as I was constantly having to reinvent things because I did not understand them until I had.

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