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Old 14 December 2018, 22:55   #1
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Text/coding Editor

As anyone knows, ED is utter crap.
I can remember that I used CygnusEd way back, but it doesn't seem to be free. I need a decent editor, free, for coding purposes. Plain ASCII. No need for syntax highlighting or that riffraff. Nope, don't want to code on a PC and use Notepad++ I like the raw stuff. Besides, the Amiga keyboard is muy better than that of my PC...



My DF0: is broken, so it has to be something in lha format, no adf.
Any suggestions?
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Old 14 December 2018, 23:00   #2
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Back in the day I did use memacs for a while. It's much better than ED (though anything is, really).
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Old 14 December 2018, 23:02   #3
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Yeah, forgot about Memacs. But I thought of something more...um comfortable
But thanks.
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Old 14 December 2018, 23:19   #4
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Try Redit: http://aminet.net/package/text/edit/Redit
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Old 14 December 2018, 23:24   #5
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Sounds not too bad! Will give it a try!
By the way - any clue how I do { } on a German A1200 keyboard?
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Old 15 December 2018, 14:02   #6
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Have a look here: http://aminet.net/search?path[]=text...]=m68k-amigaos. There are more of course. A free old version of CygnusEd should exists.

For {} you can use numpad for it but I guess you want a better way. Maybe there exists an Amiga editor that set it for you automatically.
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Old 17 December 2018, 08:02   #7
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Ed is just selective about its users, _real_ amiga users are quite comfortable with it

{} you find just where you find them on US keyboard, using shift+alt (I think this is valid for all layouts) - you can look up keys using the KeyShow program in the Tools drawer.
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Old 17 December 2018, 14:10   #8
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Just tested. Shift + Alt + ΓΌ or + gives {}. This and shift + numpad are uncomfortable to use. I wonder how coders managed typing braces all the time.
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Old 17 December 2018, 15:00   #9
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I wonder how coders managed typing braces all the time.

By switching to American or British keymap. It works much better for many programming languages.
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Old 17 December 2018, 16:21   #10
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By switching to American or British keymap. It works much better for many programming languages.
Yes.. Although all my amigas had danish keyboards, I always used US keymap..
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Old 17 December 2018, 17:27   #11
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I feel uncomfortable everytime i see someone programming on Scandinavian QWERTY. (okay, that and QWERTY makes me convulse)
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Old 20 December 2018, 11:41   #12
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British mapping is just confusing

Programmers and advanced users remap to custom layouts anyways, right?
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Old 20 December 2018, 13:24   #13
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Colemak for Ever.

As for editor choice on Amiga, i still use GNU Emacs 20.3: http://aminet.net/package/text/edit/em203i3
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Old 20 December 2018, 14:10   #14
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British mapping is just confusing

Programmers and advanced users remap to custom layouts anyways, right?
I never needed to use a custom layout, at least not on Amiga keyboards.
French mapping is the best

Back on subject, I used memacs a lot. It has some learnling curve but is ok once you're used to it.
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Old 20 December 2018, 17:01   #15
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If you can find it I used TxEd by Microsmiths.

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Old 20 December 2018, 22:18   #16
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[...] French mapping is the best [...]
You are mistaken, Swiss-French is the best

Joke apart, if you really don't need any syntax highlighting, ED is rough, not easy in the beginning but is great as soon as you know the shortcuts. I use it for almost all my Amiga editing.
Simply a matter of habit .
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Old 21 December 2018, 16:09   #17
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ED (2.0) has a line length limit of 255 characters. In the past I didn't knew it. I have longer lines in my S-S. After an edit and save with ED the lines were truncated but noticed that much later. ED show truncated lines message at the bottom when loading but after the first key press the message is gone.
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Old 23 December 2018, 14:33   #18
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Back when I only had a 1.3 A500 I used AZ editor. Good looking and fast. There is version 1.54 on Aminet. I think this might be updated to Wb2.0 as it was posted 1993.
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TurboText is free, and my editor of choice, but beware that the installation script may be broken.
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