[Mac] Editor on Macintosh?

Louis M. Pecora pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Sun Sep 29 09:05:02 EDT 2002

>From the looks of it this is OS X only, right?  -- Lou

In article <B9BC89EF.12189%jonathan at onegoodidea.com>, Jonathan Hogg
<jonathan at onegoodidea.com> wrote:

> I'm quite happy with BBEdit.
>     <http://www.bbedit.com/>
> One feature I'm growing particularly fond of is the new worksheet windows.
> These are like MPW worksheets if you're familiar with MPW (Ah! thems were
> the days). Basically you get an editor window that has a live shell
> underneath it. By hitting the ENTER key instead of return, the last line
> typed (or currently selected text) is executed and the stdout inserted at
> the cursor point in the window.
> This isn't so useful for very interactive stuff and I wouldn't use it as a
> substitute for a terminal window, but for recording and monitoring the
> output of programs it's fantastic. Basically I open a new worksheet window
> and type something like this at the top:
>     cd /to/project/directory
>     ./start-program --non-interactive --with-lots-of-debugging-output
> Then I just select the lines, hit ENTER, and watch the output fill the
> window. Then I can scroll up and down and use BBEdit's grep searching
> facilities on the output as it's running.
> Yes, I'm sure Emacs can do all of this, but I don't want a terminal-based
> editor pretending to be a GUI application.
> Oh, another thing. BBEdit has a command-line tool now for firing up the
> editor allowing you to type:
>     % bbedit foo.py bar.py
> and have them open up in BBEdit.
> Jonathan (no stock options, just a happy user)

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