Why pnnotepad is so far than notepad2 ?

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April 19, 2011 at 11:33 am #5260

john.fender
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I’m a programmer, using btach, vbscript…

Everyday i use notepad2. Now i would like to move to pnnotepad, a clone of notepad2 but :

This is not really a clone, or a bad clone, because all the shortcuts arn’t the same, and it’s anoyng to have to relearn them. More, i can’t find the possibility to run my script directly with a shortcut. In notepad2 it’s a simple Ctrl+L and it make my dev faster.

Why so many difference between the two IDE ? I’m disapointed.

April 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm #17786

adynis
Member

ask the creator of notepad2 to make notepad2 exactly as programmers notepad and then your problem will be fixed …

April 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm #17787

simon
Key Master

:)

Notepad2 and Programmer’s Notepad are completely separately developed, PN is not a clone of Notepad2! The editors are related, they use some of the same underlying components, but that’s as far as it goes.

With PN you can create tools and assign shortcuts to run them, so you can configure it easily to run your script with Ctrl-L. The defaults are just different.

April 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm #17788

john.fender
Member

Hi,

thanks for the answer but so many misses into Pnotepad if i compare if to notepad2. I prefer to stay under this one, even if there are no multitabs functions.

Cheers.

John.

April 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm #17789

CoDEmanX
Member

what are multitabs functions?

you may add enhancement requests for PNotepad here:

http://code.google.com/p/pnotepad/issues/list

April 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm #17790

john.fender
Member

You didn’t understand me, PNotepad have multitab function, notepad2, not. It’s why i was very interesting in adopt PNotepad. But if you compare, menu by menu, it’s far away.

As people which have the habbit to use and know prefectly vi for example, it’s hard to adopt an editor too much far away.

In notepad2, Ctrl L launch automatically, without any add, the file. It’s stupid but no other IDE give this function natively. In fact, a lot of shortcuts are welle thinked. I don’t find the same in PNotepad. Even if i try to make close both IDE, i think PNotepad don’t have all the functionnality of notepad2. No bracket matching highlight for example. In notepad2, with a simple shortcut i case show/hide the whitespace, the end of line…

My wishes is to make it as close as posible as an enhancement of Notepad2.

April 23, 2011 at 10:41 am #17791

CoDEmanX
Member

You can add keyboard shortcuts to toggle line numbers, whitespace and so on:

Tools > Options > Keyboard

Group: View

Command: Line Numbers

Assign shortcut, Add and you’re ready to go!

To launch the current file with default system application, you can go to

Tools > Options > Tools

Click Add

Name: Launch File

Command: C:WindowsSystem32cmd.exe

(you may have to adjust this to your system)

Folder: %d

Parameters: /c “%d%f”

Shortcut: Ctrl + L

In the Console I/O tab, you can turn off “capture output”, but then the cmd window will pop-up. If turned on, the PN output dock will open when the launched application terminates.

There are helper tools to launch a file, you may google for it and use it instead of cmd to get rid of the output/cmd window.

April 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm #17792

john.fender
Member

Hi,

thanks for the suggestion. It’s very interesting. I will try to sync both of theses IDE. I will keep you informed. FYI, i’m a batch, VBS, and Delphi programmer, but theses days, most part of the time i program in batch at my work.

Thanks.

John.

April 27, 2011 at 8:18 am #17793

Huge
Member

They are not IDE eighter one of them, the are Editors, which of course doesn’t mean you can’t use them to hack some code together, but they aren’t classified as IDEs.

April 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm #17794

john.fender
Member

For scripting it’s an IDE. And my work with theses tools are only scriting. Don’t care about the official classication, IDE just means Integrated Devellopement Environment. With cmd, vbs or perl script, even PHP, it’s enought to say they are IDE.

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