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Howto: windows + command line arc?
4 points by bOR_ 5742 days ago | 12 comments
Hi all,

I'm currently running arc on windows xp, but I find `cmd' to be a very annoying shell to have arc running in (limited cutting / pasting etc). Is there anyone that knows a nice alternative, or should I just go for a cygwin or vmware linux solution?

Ideally I'd like to have arc and scite play nice together ;).



4 points by cchooper 5742 days ago | link

I usually use M-x shell in Emacs. The Emacs kill buffer is much nicer than copy/paste IMHO.

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1 point by stefano 5742 days ago | link

Me too.

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1 point by bOR_ 5742 days ago | link

At work I'm a vim guy (linux). You are using emacs under windows?

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3 points by cchooper 5742 days ago | link

Yes. I don't think there are any differences between the Linux and Windows versions of Emacs.

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1 point by stefano 5742 days ago | link

I use it under linux, but I think the windows' emacs version is identical.

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2 points by listic 5739 days ago | link

Do you actually use cmd?

I only actually use cmd when on someone else computer and need to run a single command a single time. Otherwise, I use FAR manager (an orthodox file manager) all the time. It gives me command line (Ctrl+O for more) history (Ctrl+E, Ctrl+X), easy directory navigation, editing (syntax highlighting via colorer plugin) and everything I need. Did you try it?

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1 point by bOR_ 5738 days ago | link

Will look into it. Right now looking at lisp in a box

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2 points by rincewind 5742 days ago | link

IIRC, you can run arc inside DrScheme.

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1 point by bOR_ 5742 days ago | link

Sounds interesting.. I've seen a friend work with DrScheme. Any shreds of memory how to hook it up to arc?

Ah. Step three here: http://arcfn.com/2008/05/using-opengl-with-arc.html

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1 point by bOR_ 5742 days ago | link

Small snag. I used drscheme 372 and anarki. opened as.scm as per instructions and ran it, but it error'd out on loading ffi.scm. I'll try and install drscheme 352 to see of that helps.

  > (require mzscheme)
  > (require "ac.scm")
  > (require "brackets.scm")
  > (use-bracket-readtable)
  > (require "bitops.scm")
  > (load "ffi.scm")
  procedure application: expected procedure, given: #f; arguments were: #<struct:fun-syntax> #<syntax:C:\Program Files\anarki\ffi.scm:18:14>
  >

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1 point by bOR_ 5734 days ago | link

Never fixed the snag.. but there also seems to be the problem that you open as.scm in the edit window, whilst I want my arc file in there.

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1 point by lboard 5742 days ago | link

Im using quack - scheme mode in lispbox

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