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Re: Porting emacs

From: despen
Subject: Re: Porting emacs
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 10:56:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Oleksandr Gavenko <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2011-02-19 23:27, address@hidden wrote:
>> Boris Moskalev<address@hidden>  writes:
>>> Hello
>>> I'm trying to  porting emacs to z/OS now. And now  I have some problem
>>> with porting  due there is using  EBCDIC encoding.  Could  you help me
>>> for that  problem. May be exist simple  answer and I just  have to add
>>> codes of EBCDIC somewhere.
>> I should add that I do mainframe work all day on a Linux PC using Emacs.
>> I never had a desire to run the editor on z/OS, I think you're going
>> to see performance issues.
> Yes this is may be best choice. Emacs comes with TRAMP mode
> which allow connect to remote machine via SSH and make
> editing on Linux/Windows host and all other job (as compilation,
> testing) on mainframe.

I haven't had much success with Emacs directly accessing mainframe
files.  scp returns various errors.

z/OS can mount UNIX files with NFS but I haven't tried that either.

Instead I just ftp files back and forth.  At first I thought that
might be a little slow but moving source files and listings back
and forth is pretty much instantaneous.

Other hints:

Use a .netrc

Write commands in Perl.  Perl pipes to FTP are much easier
than C or shell.

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