WYSIWYG Editor in Self ?
rainer at physik3.gwdg.de
Wed Jul 31 11:13:20 UTC 1996
> Emacs is a prototype for an extensible (but ASCII) editor.
Yes, I'd like that, a prototype-based Emacs. And a prototype-based
TeX would be cool, too. The obvious generalization is to integrate
For many languages, Emacs does some parsing of source text for
various purposes like indentation, sanity checks and fontification.
Representing the text as objects (akin to a `parse' tree) would
simplify and speed up things a lot. In `native mode', the
persistent representation of such a tree would be the tree itself
(in binary form). In `compatibility mode', the tree would be
written out in and parsed from a flattened (ascii) form.
WYSIWYG displaying of a text would then mean to render the tree,
possibly just to human-readable ascii form. Real WYSIWYG like with
word processors has a lower priority for me.
(*) and a shell and a scripting language and an interface to Tk ...
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