[Coco] Coco Digest, Vol 49, Issue 23
jcewy at swbell.net
Tue Aug 7 00:42:55 EDT 2007
Paul Fitch wrote:
>> Message: 18
>> Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 23:18:10 -0400
>> From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] Good full screen editor?
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Message-ID: <200708062318.10738.gene.heskett at verizon.net>
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>> On Monday 06 August 2007, Paul Fitch wrote:
>>> I'm sure that line editors were all the rage
>> in 1979, but we
>>> know better now. Anyone?
>> VED by Bob Van Der Pohl, and XED both come to mind as being
>> somewhat better,
>> Dynastar works well but handles large files at only 14k at a
>> time which is a
>>> Oh, and VCC NEEDS BRACKETS. Can't even edit C source with
>> them. They are
>>> not a choice allowed under VCC at this time.
> TS-WORD was on Rogers DVD, but TS-EDIT wasn't, at least I haven't seen it in
> there. I've seen VED on Cloud9. Never saw XED anywhere.
> I'm fine with buying VED, if it will do the job. Anyone here use it? I
> want to edit C source. That means open a file, type some stuff, delete some
> other stuff, save the file. I have no desire to learn 27 obscure CNTL codes
> to deal with god knows what. I just want to type.
I used to use VED all the time, and remember enjoying using it. It's
been a while since I did much text editing on a CoCo though. (I'd
better come up with an excuse to remedy that...) Just looking on my
bookshelf, the manual for VPRINT is the thick one -- that's where all
the fiddly formatting details live. IIRC, VED and VPRINT bear a strong
resemblance to the Telewriter series of word processors, since Bob Van
der Poel had a hand in those as well. So having used TW-64 and TW-128
extensively, when I started using OS-9 and got VED/VPRINT I felt right
I believe I did use VED to edit some C source, specifically my PIX2TGA
and VEF2TGA programs, and I think it worked well for me, though my
memories of the actual writing of those programs is getting a little
fuzzy. I believe I even got the 68K versions of VED/VPRINT and used
them on the MM/1.
VED isn't going to be an MS-Notepad clone, but IMHO, it's much easier to
learn and use than the editor that comes with OS-9.
> If I get VED, it comes on a 5.25 disk, so I might want to mail the disk to
> someone here on the list to have it converted to a dsk image I can actually
> use, as there are no floppies on this or any computer in my house<g>.
> That's what the COCO needs. A USB port for flash drives. Then once you've
> got a USB port on it, you (meaning someone who is not me and actually knows
> how to write device descriptors and drivers) could write a Bluetooth driver
> for it. One Mbit/s max speed<g>. Then you could put a usb bluetooth antenna
> in there and have a wireless connection. Actually, that's TWO USB ports.
> Well, once you've got one working, a second should be no big deal.
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