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:zz: User Prefs & Additions, incl. Choice of Editor
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- Subject: :zz: User Prefs & Additions, incl. Choice of Editor
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 20:31:23 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <19981117170509.16070.qmail@xxxxxxxxxx>
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WITH REFERENCE to user preferences and additions--
1) Andrew and I talked originally about leaving a hole
/ aperture / intake for user's code, so that user-developed
code would always be brought in by each new version.
In my perusals of Perl materials I ran into such a function,
but I didn't mark it.
SO anyhow the user could have various files
with certain names that meet the criteria and are
co-compiled whenever ZigZag runs.
2) Isn't there some simple test of what kind of machine
the program is running on?
IF SO, couldn't we say
If Unix, default => emacs
If PC, default => WordPad
If Macintosh, default => SimpleText
3) Then if the user has some other preference,
that can be expressed in external code which is
brought in at run time.
Or is this hopelessly naive?
At 12:05 PM 11/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>> >> Should we start to differentiate a bit between architectures with,
>> >> say, Unix.pm and Windows.pm modules?
>> I would like to avoid that if at all possible.
>In this particular case, it may not be possible. The details of
>figuring out what the user's favorite editor is or what editors are
>available are necessarily going to vary from system to system.
>> Going to a Save format, for instance,
>> which is fully in text mode: one long scroll
>> for cell text contents, then a bunch of ASCII
>> representing the cells themselves and their pointers
>> to the text scroll.
>Certainly the save format should not depend on the platform.
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