Re: [code] Your uses of Textadept?

From: Rena <hyperhacker.att.gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:18:26 -0500

On Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 3:13 PM, docmorchel . <docmorchel.att.gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi List,
>
> Textadept is my preferred 'edc' editor, so to speak. I use it mainly to
> write text and to script, however as it is scriptable there are numerous
> other possibilities to use it. My question to you is: What are you using it
> for apart from using it as a programming editor? Please comment!
>
> Here is my share:
> I use it as a (rather simple) project management tool.
> The basic idea was to.. well there was no basic idea, I had to note
> somewhere the hours I spent. It started with a text file (it still is). One
> task per line with date, hours, project, task and activity separated by
> semicolon. Over the time I added convenience stuff. A perl script that
> would generate a latex-invoice from my hours-file. Later it became a python
> script.
> I added requests to separate things people want me to do (requests) from
> things I actually do (tasks). Of course with a completely different syntax
> just for fun (yet still one liners). I added syntax to write
> multiline-comments below each task.
>
> Then a few years ago I started to use Textadept.
> As things became hard to read (tasks, requests, comments, different
> syntax), the first thing to do was to create a lexer. Then snippets for
> tasks, requests and comments and so on followed. I added a function to
> extract project- and tasklists from highlighted text-regions or highlighted
> projects. Then a function to list open requests sorted by priority in a new
> buffer.
> The company I work for uses dokuwiki as one of it's documentation-tools,
> so I started to write my comments in wiki-syntax and added a (quite
> incomplete) wiki-lexer. I added a function to aggregate comments of a
> specific project or task in a new buffer with the wiki-lexer set. That's
> when my hours-file became also a valuable documentation-tool. Finally I
> replaced the python-invoice script with a lua-function. For the functions
> there is key bindings and context menu entries. All of this was possible
> because of Textadept. Very nice. And it was fun doing it!
>
> So thanks to you Mitchell and to all contributors for this excellent tool.
>
> Regards,
> Martin
>

I use Textadept for writing code, and for formatting things, since being
able to extend the cursor to multiple lines is super handy.

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