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RE: st: Text editors FAQ update


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Text editors FAQ update
Date   Wed, 13 Oct 2004 20:16:07 +0100

Sorry, but this could create the wrong impression. 

1. The maintainer, namely myself, adds material and has to be able to 
exercise some discretion over that. I don't collate everything 
sent to me. 

2. The FAQ is fairly long. It is, we hope, packed with detail 
fairly useful to at least some Stata users. But there 
seems no point in documenting text editors unless there is 
detailed specific comment from users on how to use them with Stata. 
That is, any comment of the form "This is a nice editor
and I like using it and I am a Stata user" would just bloat
the FAQ. There are _hundreds_ of text editors in existence; 
no doubt many of them are excellent but this is not the point
of the FAQ as I maintain it.  

So, if you can write an entry on an editor not yet 
covered that resembles existing entries, do indeed please suggest
that to me privately. A sufficient (but not necessary) 
detail is the existence of support for Stata syntax 
highlighting in some form. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Stas Kolenikov
 
> My smart Google mail suggested a couple more editors that are not
> covered in the FAQ: Zeus (http://www.zeusedit.com/) and GWD
> (http://www.gwdsoft.com/). Sorry, Nick, they are not
> Microsoft-originated, either. If there are any users of those editors,
> they might want to consider adding something to the FAQ. (I am using
> WinEdt that's already been discussed, although the author of the
> support modules cannot be reached by email; I have some alternative
> highlighting sequences, but I have little idea how to export them for
> public use).
> 
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:27:54 +0100, Nick Cox 
> <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Thanks to Kit Baum, the user-maintained FAQ on text editors
> > and Stata at http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/t/textEditors.html
> > has been updated.

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