Textadept Quick Reference
Second Edition

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Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-0-9912379-1-3
Pages: 167


Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and remarkably extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. This quick reference contains a wealth of knowledge on how to script and configure Textadept using the Lua programming language. It groups the editor’s rich API into a series of tasks in a convenient and easy-to-use manner.

This book covers how to:

It serves as the perfect complement to Textadept’s comprehensive Manual and exhaustive API documentation.

Lua Workshop 2012

Textadept - Behind the Scenes (slides)

Textadept is a fast, minimalist, and ridiculously extensible cross-platform text editor for programmers. It is written in a combination of C and Lua. Textadept uses Lua to solve many interesting and complex problems encountered in text editor design, including syntax highlighting, syntax-based code completion, and scripting external C libraries and GUI components. This talk will focus on examining the internals of Textadept, from its innovative LPeg syntax highlighting engine to the embedded Lua scripting environment that provides nearly all of the editor’s features. Come learn about Textadept and also about how you can use and extend it to fit your workflow.