Re: How to develope wily?

  • From: Tommy Pettersson <ptp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wilyfans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 01:37:58 +0200

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 02:02:51PM +0100, Ian Broster wrote:
> >Autosave: One feature I'm thinking of implementing is autosave,
> to crash. There are many problem issues here though:
> security, large files, are +Error or +Win windows
> dirty?, disk space, modifying buffers during a Put (but
> not causing the editor to 'lock' for a second or so),
> user-selecting which files need autosave...

More than I first thought of.  Thanks for pointing it out!

> >About tab stops:
> There was a discussion some time ago, i do not remember the details.
> You may like to look for it.

I can not find it in the mail list archive.  Maybe it was on
another list?

> >Files with a `:' in their name doesn't work with B3.
> >I want to try and fix this.  I have a lot of such files in
> >my maildir-formated mail directories.
> I don't know how to avoid this without losing
> the most useful ':' location directive.

I was thinking of a naive but hopefully practical solution.
First expand much (maybe everything but white space) and
look for that file.  Next (if the first fails) strip off any
location directive and try again.  Maybe even a middle case
where trailing punctuation is stripped off, if files are
listed with commas, or named as the last word of a sentence
(in a man page for example).

> >Edit: Yeah, that would be nice.  I have tried ssam, but it
> >crashes with complicated commands, and it only works through
> >pipes on buffer contents.  It's unlikely I will code this
> >myself.  Has anyone looked into this; are there any free
> >source codes that can be cut'n'pasted, like (well) sam?
> I don't understand? What is Edit?

Sorry for being unclear.  I meant the Edit command in acme
that takes sam commands and apply them to the buffer.

Tommy Pettersson <ptp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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