--== Godit - a very religious text editor ==-- Screenshots: * https://nosmileface.dev/images/godit-linux1.png * https://nosmileface.dev/images/godit-linux2.png I call it religious, because there is a strong faith in the "one true way" of doing things. By that I mean things like: "the tab size is always an equivalent to 8 spaces/characters" or "each line ends with '\n' symbol and someone should end this '\r\n' madness" or "text files are always utf-8 encoded". Most editors provide customizable options for these things, but godit takes a different approach in that area and has no settings at all. So, that concludes the ideology behind godit. If you're interested in what godit feels like, it would be fair to say that it is an emacsish lightweight text editor. The godit uses many of the emacs key bindings and operates using a notion of "micromodes". It's easier to explain what a micromode is by a simple example. Let's take the keyboard macros feature from both emacs and godit. You can start recording a macro using `C-x (` key combination and then when you're ready to start repeating it, you do the following: `C-x e (e...)`. Not only `C-x e` ends the recording of a macro, it executes the macro once and enters a micromode, where typing `e` again, will repeat that action. But as soon as some other key was pressed you quit this micromode and everything is back to normal again. The idea of micromode is used in godit a lot. --== List of keybindings ==-- Basic things: C-g - Universal cancel button C-x C-c - Quit from the godit C-x C-s - Save file [prompt maybe] C-x S - Save file (raw) [prompt maybe] C-x M-s - Save file as [prompt] C-x M-S - Save file as (raw) [prompt] C-x C-f - Open file M-g - Go to line [prompt] C-/ - Undo C-x C-/ (C-/...) - Redo View/buffer operations: C-x C-w - View operations mode C-x 0 - Kill active view C-x 1 - Kill all views but active C-x 2 - Split active view vertically C-x 3 - Split active view horizontally C-x o - Make a sibling view active C-x b - Switch buffer in the active view [prompt] C-x k - Kill buffer in the active view View operations mode: v - Split active view vertically h - Split active view horizontally k - Kill active view C-f, <right> - Expand/shrink active view to the right C-b, <left> - Expand/shrink active view to the left C-n, <down> - Expand/shrink active view to the bottom C-p, <up> - Expand/shrink active view to the top 1, 2, 3, 4, ... - Select view Cursor/view movement and text editing: C-f, <right> - Move cursor one character forward M-f - Move cursor one word forward C-b, <left> - Move cursor one character backward M-b - Move cursor one word backward C-n, <down> - Move cursor to the next line C-p, <up> - Move cursor to the previous line C-e, <end> - Move cursor to the end of line C-a, <home> - Move cursor to the beginning of the line C-v, <pgdn> - Move view forward (half of the screen) M-v, <pgup> - Move view backward (half of the screen) C-l - Center view on line containing cursor C-s - Search forward [interactive prompt] C-r - Search backward [interactive prompt] C-j - Insert a newline character and autoindent <enter> - Insert a newline character <backspace> - Delete one character backwards C-d, <delete> - Delete one character in-place M-d - Kill word M-<backspace> - Kill word backwards C-k - Kill line M-u - Convert the following word to upper case M-l - Convert the following word to lower case M-c - Capitalize the following word <any other key> - Insert character Mark and region operations: C-<space> - Set mark C-x C-x - Swap cursor and mark locations C-x > (>...) - Indent region (lines between the cursor and the mark) C-x < (<...) - Deindent region (lines between the cursor and the mark) C-x C-r - Search & replace (within region) [prompt] C-x C-u - Convert the region to upper case C-x C-l - Convert the region to lower case C-w - Kill region (between the cursor and the mark) M-w - Copy region (between the cursor and the mark) C-y - Yank (aka Paste) previously killed/copied text M-q - Fill region (lines between the cursor and the mark) [prompt] Advanced: M-/ - Local words autocompletion C-x C-a - Invoke buffer specific autocompletion menu [menu] C-x ( - Start keyboard macro recording C-x ) - Stop keyboard macro recording C-x e (e...) - Stop keyboard macro recording and execute it C-x = - Info about character under the cursor C-x ! - Filter region through an external command [prompt] --== Current development state==-- I'm still in process of designing some parts of it. Bits of functionality are missing, but frankly I write godit in godit already and I use godit for everything else on my system (EDITOR=godit). This README was written in godit from scratch, I write commit messages in godit, I write code in godit, I write configs and scripts in godit. The editor is definitely usable, but it is certain that some corner cases are not covered. Just try it, perhaps you would like it. Oh and I'm very picky about feature suggestions at the moment, suggest, but don't expect too much.
A very religious text editor
Can't quit on Windows
Do you know why the sequence C-x C-c locks the command prompt on Win7? Its like the editor is quitting but the terminal isn't left in a good state and everything is locked.
render ASCII on windows
As you know, on windows, there are some unicode points that doesn't render correctly. For example, east asian ambiguous width. It is not a problem of godit. Not a problem of termbox-go. it is a problem of ambiguous character widths. so i want to suggest to use ASCII characters for rendering borders on windows.
Currenly, this is ugly patch. if you want this change, I'll update.
Cannot compile and run godit.
Must be doing something wrong:
$ go run /Users/johanlundberg/gocode/src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go
src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:53: undefined: view_tree src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:54: undefined: view_tree src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:55: undefined: buffer src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:56: undefined: vcommand_class src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:59: undefined: overlay_mode src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:87: undefined: buffer src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:131: undefined: buffer src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:183: undefined: buffer src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:336: undefined: view_tree src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:365: undefined: view_tree src/github.com/nsf/godit/godit.go:365: too many errors
Fit to window
godit is so sweet. I tried this on windows.
But I uses cmd.exe with 500 liens buffer, So scrollbar is always displayed. Then, I hope to fit window to visible rectangle. For example, vim.exe is doing that.
SetConsoleWindowInfocan do it. Or CreateConsoleScreenBuffer create alternate window that fit the rectangle.
M-q should combine lines, not just split them
godit RET foo RET bar RET M-q RET RET
Expected to see "foo bar" See two lines, "foo" and "bar"
E.g. https://github.com/kr/text has the necessary logic.
Can't press any keys using AltGr
I use the german keyboard layout and for example left brace is typed in with AltGr+7. But if I press this it runs the undo action. Right brace would be AltGr+9 but when I do this it doesn't do anything.
Correct rune width
I know runWidth is in also termbox-go. So if you mind this, please move it into some where. And I'll working to add utf8.RuneWidth() into unicode/utf8 after the release of go1.1
Fix minor cursor position bug with no-op 'C-x <'
C-x <has a very minor cursor position issue: it moves the cursor one byte to the left even if the current line had no indentation and the operation was a no-op for it.
To reproduce, mark a region ending with a line that has no indentation, putting the cursor on a column greater than zero. Then invoke
C-x <: it will move the cursor one byte to the left even though the line is unchanged, and repeating the operation with
<will continue to move the cursor to the left each time.
The idea with moving the cursor to the left is to adjust for the deleted tab, but if no tab was deleted, then the cursor should remain where it was.
files updated by gofmt
I usually run go fmt after I edit a source file, just to make sure I didn't screw up the formatting too badly, and was a little surprised to see some changes in code I didn't touch. Making these updates probably minimizes the surprise others would have when updating the code.
How it works?
Can you write a bit about how it works? I'm interested in how you store an open file and undo history. What happens when you open a new file, and what happens when you copypaste something from one part of file to another.
I know, you're happy with it, but anyway to link in go syntax coloring?
(starting to use Go alot in vagrant/CoreOS/Docker stuff. When I install go in coreos and docker, I usually install godit too (which I rename to emacs) and then I am good-to-go...)
Question: Are you open to adding vim-like key-bindings?
I'd like to use this editor because of its simplicity, responsiveness etc., but I'm used to vim-bindings in conjunction with some basic state-behavior (contrary to state-less as the current emacs-like one).
I'm aware of the "very religious" statement, but why not being "very schizophrenic-religious"? :)
Are there any plans to support it in the future?