[ic] jEdit xml syntax highlight preview

Chris Jesseman admin@sitemajic.net
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 23:35:38 -0500 (EST)


jEdit will do somewhat smart indentation, but I left that out because of the 
uniqueness of IC tags. The Java & PHP modes indent well. Also there are 
different styles of indentation like the GNU one, and I really don't know that 
much about any of them (yet). In jEdit, select a block of text and Alt+Arrow 
Key and it will manually indent.

Please let me know how the xemacs thing goes... I learned a lot just from 
looking at other modes.

> I'm a fairly long-time xemacs user.  Switching editors is painfull.
> However, I'm certainly willing to give jEdit a try if it means a good
> mode for editing IC files.  The alternative is to write an
> interchange-mode for xemacs.  Not something I'm looking forward to.
> Thanks for your effort in getting it to work.  My first impression of
> jEdit is not bad.
> My first question is about indentation.  Have you done anything with
> that yet?  I can't seem to get it to work.  I tried to select the
> whole buffer and Edit->Lines->Indent Selected Lines.  That basically
> left-justified the whole file.  I'm guessing this is a simple "indent
> this line to be the same as the one before it."  I guess I was hoping
> for (x)emac's smart indenting.
> [time passes] OK, I've now actually read the interchange.xml file and
> the documenation from jEdit on writing modes.  It looks like you've
> made a really good start.  I will hack on it a little bit and send you
> a patch.  Actually, i'm going to look closer at how to create new
> modes for xemacs and see how it compares with what jEdit has.  It
> looks like it should be too hard to flush out what you have.
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