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Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg64437] Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?
  • From: "John Jowett" <John.Jowett at cern.ch>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 04:11:44 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics
  • References: <dt1d03$6i$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Do any of these text editors provide automatic completion of variable names 
with anything defined in the current kernel session (Ctrl-K in the Front 
End) and function patterns (Ctrl-Shift-K), automatic selection of syntactic 
units (repeated Ctrl-. or mouse-click), Copy Input from Above (Ctrl-L), etc. 
etc.?

These allow you to write complicated and correct code with few keystrokes, 
in a style which, to me, seems rather different from the way traditional 
text editors are used with other programming languages.

The Front End editing problems mentioned in this thread seem minor to me in 
comparison with the advantages of those features.

John Jowett


"Bill Rowe" <readnewsciv at earthlink.net> wrote in message 
news:dt1d03$6i$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> On 2/15/06 at 3:31 AM, rud-x at caramail.com (rudy) wrote:
>
>>Hello, I agree with you and i join to you to ask the programmers to
>>implement a good text editor in the next release! Rudy
>
> Instead of this, how about providing a means to use your favorite text 
> editor within Mathematica? It seems to me this would be a simpler task.
>
> I would rather see Wolfram spend their resources improving the mathematics 
> Mathematica can do rather than trying to implement a good text editor. 
> Particularly, when I already have an excellent text editor available to 
> me.
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