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2007-03-21
2012-08-14
  • Does anybody know if xp has a text editor with line numbers for finding errors in rexx programs?

     
    • Rick McGuire
      Rick McGuire
      2007-03-21

      Click View->StatusBar in Notepad to get a line/column indicator displayed.

       
    • <http://www.editplus.com/ Shareware - $30 (US) for single user registration

      Lee

       
    • I use both this one:

      http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

      and

      http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/cpaap/pfe/

      Both allow line numbers

       
    • Weyland Yutani
      Weyland Yutani
      2007-04-11

      I use the excellent PSPad. It has line numbering, colour syntax highlighting (including REXX), extensive HTML support, and a whole stack of other features, and everything is customisable. And it's free, from http://www.pspad.com/en/ This is the best text editor I've used since I first saw one, in about 1976.

      (If you want an editor programmable in REXX, you might like to try Mark Hessling's THE, downloadable from SourceForge. It's derived from IBM's XEDIT, which must have been the editor used by Mike Cowlishaw when he created REXX in the first place.)

       
      • Paul Higgins
        Paul Higgins
        2007-04-11

        I figured it out. You have to reassign one of the <not assigned> entries and select User highlighters REXX.

        BTW Being a very old IBMer I probably have lost this somewhere but what is "MFC"?

        Thanks

         
        • Rick McGuire
          Rick McGuire
          2007-04-11

          MFC == Mike Cowlishaw, the inventor of Rexx.

           
    • Paul Higgins
      Paul Higgins
      2007-04-11

      Weland, I downloaded PSPAD but the highlighting doesn't include REXX. Do you know how to turn it on for REXX?
      Also, where in SourceForge can I download "THE". I'm on old IBM'er and would like to get a copy.

      Thanks

       
    • jfkelley
      jfkelley
      2007-04-11

      I've been using the free X2 Programmer's Editor by Blair Thompson for probably a couple of decades. It, too, has roots in Xavier de Lamberterie's Xedit (which Mike Cowlishaw did, indeed, use). It also owes something to the E family of editors (e.g., E3 and EOS2, with X-Windows stuff from VE).

      http://www.tangbu.com/x2main.shtml

      Very low footprint, fast load. Runs in Cmd Prompt window (also AIX, Linux, Solaris, OS/2, etc.). Extremely extensible and customizable, including every possible combination of keystrokes. Macros programmed in rexx (ooRexx in my current case). Record/Playback keystrokes function. Edit ring. Programmable pop-ups/dialogs. etc...

      Many language profiles available (and customizable) for auto-typing, bracket matching, etc.

      I'm a big fan, can you tell?

       
    • Weyland Yutani
      Weyland Yutani
      2007-04-11

      Paul: THE is at http://sourceforge.net/projects/hessling-editor

      In PSPad, go to Settings/Highlighters Settings, and select REXX from the left-hand column. I think I had to fiddle around with it a bit until it worked properly, but it's worth it.

      I'm an old IBMer too. Even met MFC.

       
      • Paul Higgins
        Paul Higgins
        2007-04-11

        Thanks. Thats what I thought but when I go to the Highligter Setting there is no check box for REXX. I tried both V4.5.2 and V4.5.3 with the same result.