02/22/08: text editing by bronco, | Category: Applications | 5 comments - (Comments are closed)

text editing

What is everyone using nowadays for text editing on the coco, both under real coco and emulated

RSDOS or OS9 both

If people are writing programs in basic what are they using for there editing? are there vi clones out there?

Maybe its just me but I’ve been spoiled by the ability to program in text editors like emacs where you can scroll all around in your listings instead of typing list and watching it scroll away up the screen . 8O

I’m not asking for an Emacs clone or even a language aware programers editor. Just something that allows full screen editing , cutting and pasting blocks of text and can run on a coco or vcc .

5 comments to text editing

  • BrendaEM

    Under OS9…

    Besides the line editor “edit,” in Rainbow Magazine there was a program called “Scred” for screen-editor, which seemed emacs-like.

    In NitOS9, there is a text editor called “Sled,” but I don’t know much about it.

  • bronco

    I actually got TSEDIT to work and messed around with it a little today. Its not bad for RSDOS I’m sure I can do better in os9

    That Scred sounds familiar to me I might have it on disk somewhere here I’ll look through my stuff this weekend.

  • lcurtisboyle

    Scred came with the Level II developers package (along with the RMA assembler). It had two decent features: 1) It could run on exterior terminals using a termcap style library (although unique to itself)… I used it on ADM 22 terminals at work years ago, and 2) it could edit files larger than memory, in user-specified chunks of up to 31K (using SCRED -b31K , from what I remember). Until we split the source code for larger nitros9 modules into multiple files, we used it for editing 200K source code for things like windint and grfdrv. After that, we switched to Bob Van Der Poel’s commercial editor VED, which could handle a 50K buffer, and was much faster and easier to use, with better searching and block text commands.

  • BookWorm

    There is a T/S-Edit upgrade for the CoCo 3 on RTSI that calls the upgraded program vi. It’s supposed to be just like the unix version and uses 106 collum mode. There is also a VShell upgrade for 640X192 mode. I can’t wait to try them. First I’ll have to find a copy of T/S-Word, Edit, and Spell. :cry:

  • Anonymous

    Scred came with the Level II developers package (along with the RMA assembler). It had two decent features: 1) It could run on exterior terminals using a termcap style library (although unique to itself)… I used it on ADM 22 terminals at work years ago, and 2) it could edit files larger than memory, in user-specified chunks of up to 31K (using SCRED -b31K , from what I remember). Until we split the source code for larger nitros9 modules into multiple files, we used it for editing 200K source code for things like windint and grfdrv. After that, we switched to Bob Van Der Poel’s commercial editor VED, which could handle a 50K buffer, and was much faster and easier to use, with better searching and block text commands.

    What is everyone using nowadays for text editing on the coco, both under real coco and emulated

    Maybe its just me but I’ve been spoiled by the ability to program in text editors like emacs where you can scroll all around in your listings instead of typing list and watching it scroll away up the screen . Shocked

    I’m not asking for an Emacs clone or even a language aware programers editor. Just something that allows full screen editing , cutting and pasting blocks of text and can run on a coco or vcc .

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