The Craft of Text Editing: Emacs for the Modern World

The Craft of Text Editing: Emacs for the Modern World

“The Craft of Text Editing: Emacs for the Modern World” by Craig A. Finseth. You can download this free ebook in multiple formats. This book covers all aspects of creating a character-based text editor.

Description

In the process, it discusses many aspects of creating a large application program including user interface, speed/memory/I/O tradeoffs, and many other considerations. After reading this book, you should have a clear understanding of how to go about writing text editing or word processing software. In addition, this book introduces the concepts and power of the Emacs-type of text editor. This type of editor can trace its roots to the first computer text editor written and is still by far the most powerful editor available.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: What is text editing all about
  • Users
  • User Interface Hardware
  • Implementation Languages
  • Editing Models
  • File Formats
  • The Internal Dub-Editor
  • Redisplay
  • User-Oriented Commands: The Command Loop
  • Command Set Design
  • Emacs-Type Editors

Book Details

Author(s): Craig A. Finseth
Format(s): PDF, ePub, PostScript, LaTeX, tar
File size: 4.99 MB
Number of pages: 259
Link: Read online








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