Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/08/31/15:19:32

From: Kevin Dickerson <kevind AT phs DOT mat-su DOT k12 DOT ak DOT us>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: rhide bug... er... FEATURE!
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 00:47:08 -0800
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Mad Pete wrote:
> Except under Windows.  Windows uses Ctrl-C to copy text, Ctrl-X to cut 
> text, and Ctrl-V to paste text.  This was an imitation of the Apple's 
> keywords which uses Alt-C, Alt, X, and Alt-V instead.   So if a 
> windows programmer should decide to use RHide...  :)  (Even the new 
> DOS edit uses these key mappings for the same functions as well).  One 
> thing to keep in mind is that TC++ came out before Windows95, so it's 
> up to you to decide whether to keep RHide strictly a clone (ahem) of 
> Turbo C++ or improve on it  :)  Trust microsoft to stick to 
> non-standard standards....

Actually, I myself prefer the venerable Edit over every single editor
I've ever used. It takes a millisecond to load, has multiple cut, paste
(etc.) key commands (i.e. CTRL-C & SHIFT-DELETE both cut a block) and
you can open multiple files & switch windows very easily. IMHO, Robert,
you should ponder including user-defined keys, or a key config file, or
something, that way us stubborn people would find it much easier to
adapt to it's strange and alien ways. :-)

BTW, There is no way I'm trashing RHIDE, IMHO it has no equal in just
about any aspect. Except Edit. I absolutely love 80x25 mode! Yay! :-)

> Another windows/DOS thing I'm used to is when I mark a block of text, 
> I'm used to hitting delete to delete the block of text.  Under TC++ 
> and therefore RHide, it doesn't delete the block of text, but rather 
> whatever character is after the block.  I've always wondered why TC++ 
> did it this way (ie what's the advantage of not deleting the block but 
> the char after the block instead?)  Maybe it would be nice to add an 
> environment option that you can toggle using delete or backspace to 
> delete a marked block of text...

Actualy, that is a good suggestion. I've found that whenever I use
RHDIE, I accidentally delete half my code from using the delete key in
the wrong way. :-)

                 Kevin Dickerson
     kevind AT phs DOT mat-su DOT k12 DOT ak DOT us
 Webmaster of Palmer High School

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