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Re^2: Writing/Running Perl on OS X 10.4, Tiger

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 12, 2005 at 07:12 UTC ( #465916=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Writing/Running Perl on OS X 10.4, Tiger
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Carbonized GNU Emacs
Dear merlyn,
What's the meaning of the word "carbonized" here?
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Re^3: Writing/Running Perl on OS X 10.4, Tiger
by merlyn (Sage) on Jun 12, 2005 at 15:53 UTC
    The current mainstream "CVS HEAD" GNU Emacs compiles to be a native application on OSX, including understanding Apple Events and handling drag/drop and mouse movement. This is not the X11 version requiring the X11 server: it runs native using Carbon calls. Carbon GNU Emacs also uses Apple fonts, not X11 fonts, which I prefer, and also enables the "Services" menu, so I can do cool things there.

    You can get it by compiling directly from the CVS HEAD, which I do daily... takes about a half hour to compile, but CPU is cheap. You can also download precompiled binary snapshots, but bear in mind that these are "pre-release" versions and may have broken functionality or preliminary documentation.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^3: Writing/Running Perl on OS X 10.4, Tiger
by biosysadmin (Deacon) on Jun 12, 2005 at 07:53 UTC

    I believe that he's referring to a version of Emacs that uses the Carbon APIs to make an application behave as a native Macintosh application. Google around for it carbonized Emacs, as I remember there's a version in CVS.

    Personally, I like vi/vim as editors, I can run them in on my IBook and through ssh sessions to and from other computers. Nice stuff.

    Cheers. :)

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