[climacs-devel] Re: Fwd: "Vial" mode for Climacs?

Brad Beveridge brad.beveridge at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 14:40:51 UTC 2006

On 26/10/06, John Q Splittist <splittist at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Troels Henriksen <athas <at> sigkill.dk> writes:
> > "Brad Beveridge" <brad.beveridge <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > > I don't mind a lot of work in the long run, but I'm the type of person
> > > who likes/needs gratification early, so I hope that getting something
> > > half baked working will be pretty fast :)
> >
> > In that case, I'd recommend that you start out by using Climacs as a
> > library (switch to the Climacs buffer protocol, perhaps the syntaxes,
> > etc) in an independent application, and wait a while before attempting
> > to implement Vial in Climacs.
> I agree with this.
> My suggestion would be:
> * Use the buffer protocol.
> * Use the parts of the syntaxes that parse and display the buffer.
> * Make your own application frame, with your own command parser (but look at
> what ESA gives you for gesture-handling, too), but have panes and buffers
> inherit from the Climacs ones.
> * Reuse as much of the functionality underlying the Climacs commands as you
> can (movement, file handling etc.). If stuff needs to be moved out of a
> command definition into a supporting function, that is probably a good thing.
> * Extend the Swine functionality to talk to a remote lisp (:
That is certainly the plan.  I've already done at least some work with
Slime in another partial project I started, Slim-Vim.  I'm not having
a great time getting a working Vim-like editor with Slime support yet
am I?

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