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Re: Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg64425] Re: [mg64386] Re: Using a text editor like interface for Mathematica?
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 04:11:33 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Please, explain what is "MathematicaPackageImEditingNow"? 
No hits anywhere...

Ingolf Dahl
Sweden 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jens-Peer Kuska [mailto:kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de] 
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg64425] [mg64386] Re: Using a text editor like interface for 
> Mathematica?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> write you *.m files in TextPad (I use it too) and in your FrontEnd say
> 
> <<MathematicaPackageImEditingNow`
> 
> and only do teh testing in the FrontEnd ...
> 
> Regards
>   Jens
> 
> <grub_snuffler at yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
> news:dsru9v$5ee$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> |I very much dislike how using Mathematica's front
> end is like programming in
> | Microsoft Word.  It makes its own style and
> indenting choices, and I
> | prefer using something like the
> syntax-highlighted text editor format
> | that most traditional compilers use (e.g. Visual
> c++).
> |
> | The tabs / spacing,  fonts and colors are never
> right.  The non-bold
> | fonts look anemic.  I know this sound neurotic,
> but I program in Mathematica
> | frequently, so it's important.
> |
> | To add to the problem, Mathematica 5.2 (and
> probably earlier releases) has some
> | nasty bug in the front end that loses track of
> my tabs and other
> | whitespaces.  Occasionally (frequently) I have
> to cut my code and paste
> | it into a text editor and then cut and paste it
> back, which destroys
> | all my tabs and spacing.
> |
> | I'd like to get Mathematica to be as similar as
> possible to a text-editor
> | (preferably with syntax highlighting intact),
> but I've never been able
> | to get it quite right.    Does anyone know of a 
> style sheet that does
> | this?  Or is there any other way to do it?  I
> just want a nice, Courier
> | New, 12  or 14 pt. font, with the tabs and
> spacing behaving *exactly*
> | like they do in a text editor, and with a gray
> background.  Exactly how
> | I've set my VC++ editor and Textpad settings.
> |
> | A million thank yous to anyone who can help.
> |
> | -john
> | 
> 
> 
> 



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