IDE that uses an external editor?
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Sat Oct 14 15:06:56 CEST 2006
skip at pobox.com wrote:
> One thing that's kept me from even looking at IDEs is that to the best of my
> knowledge none of them will integrate properly with external editors like
> Emacs or vi. I know lots of tools support "Emacs-like keybindings", but
> believe me, I've never found one that does a decent job of that. There is
> just so much more to powerful editors like Emacs or vi than a handful of
> cursor movement commands. Once a person is proficient they generally won't
> accept substitutes.
> So, please prove me wrong. Are there any IDEs that will actually work with
> an external instance of Emacs (either by firing it up or by using a remote
> connection program like gnuclient)?
I don't use an IDE when coding on *nix, but I use decent Pythonwin on
Windows (never found one of these other monster IDEs fluent/better enough)
It detects immediately when a file on disk changed and asks to reload
form file or not - any good code editor should do this. The sc1-based
editors ones do this usually. Thus one can without worries edit in
different editors simultaneously.
Also in Pythonwins py-code or .ini settings it would be very easy to
implement a 1-liner for a key stroke which opens the current file in an
external editor. So that should do it.
The same practice should be possible easly with almost any *nix IDE
which is written open source in python or lisp ... or has other easy
script customization capabs.
(But I think there are no decent python IDE's on *nix :-( )
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