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Re: [Bug-apl] Near Proof of concept of an )edit somefunction_name

From: David B. Lamkins
Subject: Re: [Bug-apl] Near Proof of concept of an )edit somefunction_name
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:43:10 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 09:50:02AM +0800, Elias Mårtenson wrote:
>    There was another project that
>    aimed to provide something similar, using a dedicated application
>    called aplwrap. What happened to that?

Chris Moller wrote aplwrap. I contributed some improvements and was the last 
person to work on the project. (Chris was kind enough to share his GitHub login 
with me when he got busy with other commitments; I haven't heard from Chris 
since then.)

Chris Moller also wrote aplplot, which can be used standalone or from aplwrap.

To the best of my knowledge, aplwrap *should* still be viable. I personally 
stopped using aplwrap when my own apl-pkg project reached the point where I was 
comfortable working within that environment.

In apl-pkg I took the approach of shelling out to an external editor. No 
particular reason, save that I wasn't particularly interested in writing an 
editor in APL, which would have gootten pretty complicated had I attempted to 
emulate some kind of full-screen interface.

FWIW, apl-pkg is much more than a wrapper around an external editor. Similar to 
gnu-apl-mode, apl-pkg provides a number of tools for programming-in-the-large.

Before aplwrap and apl-pkg I very much liked gnu-apl-mode. A couple years back 
-- after having used Emacs for four decades -- I wanted to *finally* learn vi, 
so I ditched Emacs and switched everything over to vim (and more recently, vis).

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