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Re: st: Do-File editor : a humble plea


From   "Raphael Fraser" <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Do-File editor : a humble plea
Date   Wed, 8 Nov 2006 16:38:14 -0500

What I desire most is syntax highlighting. Perhaps I have been spoiled
by SAS. This is one of the occasions where I miss SAS. Working in
color is just much better. Its kind of like switching from the old
black & white TV to the new color TV. But what's cool about SAS is
that you are able to copy and paste the colors into WORD. And there is
no need for a another Editor. In fact I don't want another editor. One
is enough.

Raphael

On 11/8/06, T.M.Carayol@lse.ac.uk <T.M.Carayol@lse.ac.uk> wrote:
Hi,

Thank you all for your useful comments and advice. I will definitely
switch to a more functional text editor in the near future ; thanks to
those who revealed their preferences in that regard. I am going to try
to get familiar with Vim, which I had never heard of before but seems
indeed extremely powerful from what I have seen - despite the high entry
cost and austere interface.

About my ctrl+S problem : the shortcut actually works sometimes (maybe
most of the times), but sometimes doesn't (I haven't managed to put my
finger on the factors which make it fail), and since the do-file editor
does nothing to tell me whether it did work or not, I got used to
clicking the icon instead.

Best
Timothee

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