[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Top 10 for young farts

I agree that emacs is a better editor in most cases. I think the fact
that so many people use a third party editor should be a big concern
for RSI. The interface is a major part of the software in my opinion,
and it's dissapointing that RSI's version is not the best (or even an
acceptable) choice for many of us. I do like the new Windows version,
which allows the creation of projects. It's similar to MS Visual
Studio, which I also use, so it's easy to switch back and forth.

So my point is that I wish IDL's editor was improved to the point we
didn't need to use emacs. To me, it's very close, and my biggest
complaint is that you can't paste more than one line of code into the
command line.


On Thu, 03 Aug 2000 19:49:00 -0400, "J.D. Smith"
<jdsmith@astro.cornell.edu> wrote:

>Steve Hartmann wrote:
>> There are many times I want to copy several lines of code and paste
>> them to the command line. This does not work using IDLDE for Windows -
>> only the first line of code gets copied. Therefore I end up copying
>> line by line (which is tedious) or just re-typing the command.
>> I'm not sure if this is a problem for "young" or "old" farts, or maybe
>> just my own problem, but I know it has bothered me many times.
>> -Steve
>IDLWAVE for emacs: "Run Region".  Tremendously useful.