Recommendations on Coding programs

Mike or Penny Novack mpnovack at
Sat Oct 17 21:08:44 EDT 2015

On 10/17/2015 7:06 PM, Matt Graham wrote:
> G’day all,
> Now that I finally have myself set up to be able to view, edit and test the gnucash sources, I have come across the limitation of using text editors (using nano at the moment...) to code. Can anyone recommend a good program for doing coding for Gnucash? I’m mainly looking at the C side of things rather than guile, but a program that can do multiple types of code would be useful. Preferably ones that are supported on both windows and linux.
> Cheers,
> Matt G
Well during several decades writing software for a living, I wrote* a 
few hundred thousand lines of code without a language sensitive editor. 
But since these are now readily available, I strongly recommend you use 
one. In any 'nix operating system this is no problem at all, since the 
standard library of utilities will give you a choice of them.

Under Windows you probably have a choice of at least some of these. Many 
decades back a friend sent me a copy of xemacs for Windows, so I know 
that one existed at least that far back << I was using it just to be 
able to do LISP under Windows >>

Michael D Novack

* I don't mean I entered that many keystroke by keystroke! Folks who are 
experienced at the trade usually know where to find "useful chunks" and 
have decent personal libraries from which chunks perhaps as big as 
hundreds of lines can be grabbed and used with just a few key changes.

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