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TCL editors are very attractive for programmers because they are the easiest editors to extend.  They are unique because in this case macro language is identical to the coding language.  This means it is easily extendable, configurable etc.

Macro system for such editors can be easily adapted from Expect.

See also: Tcl Resource Center: software.applications.editor -- list of TCL-friendly editors. All file managers written in Tcl/Tk have a build in editors. Some of the are of pretty good quality.  Antonio Bonifati tpad that supports regular expressions is available for WinXP.  Licensed under  GNU General Public Licence.

tpad (Tcl pad) is a WinXP Notepad enhanced clone entirely written in Tcl/Tk. It requires at least Tcl/Tk-8.4 and it's distributed in source format as a wish(1) shell script and a library named tpad. It's goal is to be as similar as possible to Notepad, with a most notable exception: tpad doesn't limit the size of the file to edit as Notepad does.

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[Mar 18, 2008] freshmeat.net Project details for

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Tickle Text is a fast, lightweight text editor with many features, including xterm, wish term, line numbers, find/replace, special characters, word count, color configuration, and more.

Release focus: Major feature enhancements

Changes:
A comment/uncomment feature was added. Templates for Perl and Python scripts were added. An FTP dialog to upload or download scripts and Web pages to or from a Web server was added. Saving of user preferences and configurations was added

[Jul 2, 2005] TCL TextEdit update

Tcl TextEdit is a simple and powerful text editor for the X-Windows system. It's easy to use and easy to install. The editor is written entirely in TK/TCL and requires tk/tcl 8.0 or higher. The main target for the editor is UNIX, but it is possible to run it on a Ms-Windows system, however some features may not work properly. Features:

[Jul 2, 2005] ASED Tcl-Tk IDE

ASED is an easy to use Tcl/Tk Editor written in pure Tcl/Tk using the BWidget Toolkit and an adopted version of the ctext package from George Peter Staplin. Current Release is 3.0b16. Now also available as Starpack (single executable file) for windows !

Features:

and best of all: Its free! (see license)

[Sept 10, 2004] ***** tpad by Antonio Bonifati.

Supports regular expressions. Licensed under GNU General Public License.

tpad (Tcl pad) is a WinXP Notepad enhanced clone entirely written in Tcl/Tk. It requires at least Tcl/Tk-8.4 and it's distributed in source format as a wish(1) shell script and a library named tpad. It's goal is to be as similar as possible to Notepad, with a most notable exception: tpad doesn't limit the size of the file to edit as Notepad does.

Currently it has an Ascii table, a tip database, a simple plugin system and support for regular expressions. There are three plugins implemented: a text formatter, an XML well-formness checker and an HTML validator and corrector, respectively based on fmt(1), xmlwf(1) and tidy(1).

tpad is part of the FreeBSD port collection under the category editors. It is also packaged for common Linux distros and even runs under Windows.

freshmeat.net Project details for PyPE

PyPE (Python Programmers Editor) is a lightweight but powerful editor. Tools for the new and seasoned user alike are included out of the box, including syntax coloring, multiple open documents with tabs, per-document browsable source trees, and many others.

Homepage:
http://pype.sourceforge.net
Changelog:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=209030

ped by Matt Agler

A text editor with an emacs/vi-like user interface written in perl.
Jul 08th 1999, 21:24 stable: none - devel: 0.1.2 license: Artistic

This is a text editor with a dual vi/emacs interface. It's written in Perl for those
who would be more comfortable customizing thier text editor using perl than elisp.
It supports multiple buffer modes, an oop architecture and online help. Currently
has a Fundamental mode and stub modes for HTML and XML.

ftp://ftp.sypher.com/pub/ped/ped-0.1.2.tar.gz

TCL TextEdit

TCL TextEdit is a texteditor written in tk/tcl Features: Search,Replace,FTP,Get Url,Macros, multiple files,cut/paste, Clipboard (August 19, 1999 11:24)

bed

BED 4.2 - full featured multi-platform editor featuring TCL script editor extensions. Syntax highlights for C, Java, TCL, Verilog, HTML, etc. Edit GIF, JPEG, TIFF, etc. in hex as well as image format. Integrate with any RCS. Works with gdb for debugging. Available for all Unix variants including Linux, Windows 3.1, 95, NT. (October 15, 1999 18:50)

AlphaTk

AlphaTk is a text editor. It's most useful for programmers, those writing a lot of TeX or LaTeX documents, and for editing of HTML source files. It has very rich features to aid in writing and editing files of those document types. The programming languages strongly supported are C, C++, Java, Tcl, Perl, Matlab. Most other common languages are also supported, although perhaps not with quite such a rich feature set. AlphaTk is written entirely in Tcl, the scripting and gui language developed by John Ousterhout (now at www.scriptics.com).
This means it is easily extendable, configurable etc. Most aspects of its behaviour can be configured using various 'Preferences' dialogs. If you can program in Tcl you can tweak it in any way you like. However it is designed to be used by people who cannot program in Tcl. AlphaTk is a little like emacs, in that it is a very powerful text editor. However it was designed with a graphical interface in mind (for many years Alpha was a MacOS only product written in C. This is effectively a re-implementation of Alpha by emulating its inner functionality in plain Tcl). (October 26, 1999 13:01)

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tpad (Tcl pad)

tpad by Antonio Bonifati. Supports regular expressions. Licensed under GNU General Public Licence.

tpad (Tcl pad) is a WinXP Notepad enhanced clone entirely written in Tcl/Tk. It requires at least Tcl/Tk-8.4 and it's distributed in source format as a wish(1) shell script and a library named tpad. It's goal is to be as similar as possibile to Notepad, with a most notable exception: tpad doesn't limit the size of the file to edit as Notepad does.

Currently it has an Ascii table, a tip database, a simple plugin system and support for regular expressions. There are three plugins implemented: a text formatter, an XML well-formness checker and an HTML validator and corrector, respectively based on fmt(1), xmlwf(1) and tidy(1).

tpad is part of the FreeBSD port collection under the category editors. It is also packaged for common Linux distros and even runs under Windows.

Tkedit

Tkedit -- an X11 oriented editor entirely written in Tcl/Tk. Has highlighting for TCL, C and FORTRAN. Supports multiple buffers split views, function-key macro recording, columnar blocks, replacing within range, repeating macros, C, FORTRAN and TCL function summary with direct link to the main file, X11 replacement for "more" at the end of a pipeline, ctags, make and error analysis support, Ispell, Outlines for TCL, C and FORTRAN function definitions, hotlists for buffers and functions, persistent tags (attributes) between buffers. Recommended... See also tkedit


TCL Textedit

TCL TextEdit -- Tcl TextEdit is a simple yet powerful text editor for the X-Windows system. It's easy to use and easy to install, and it has some useful functions. The editor requires tk/tcl 8.0. Version 0.9.5 was released 99-02-04

New in version 0.9.5


Ged

Ged Programming Editor -- Ged is a programming editor that features customizable syntax highlighting. Ged is designed to be used as a companion to a terminal emulator.

Read the license-terms.txt before using this software.

I recommend that you use tcsh instead of cmd.exe with Ged in Windows NT. It can be found here: tcsh

Another alternative is zsh for use with Ged in Windows NT. It can be found here: zsh

Another untested alternative is rxvt for Win32. It can be found here: rxvt

ged12.tcl
This fixes a very annoying bug with text pasting. I found out that Control-p already has a binding in the text widget, which my binding conflicted with. So it would go up a line or more and paste. Now I have the bindings as Alt-c Alt-p for copy and paste, and cut is Control-c. I fixed a bug that occurs if you use the find box twice. Previously it highlighted previous search items as well as new. I added some syntax highlighting of C and C++ keywords.

ged11.tcl
This release features C and C++ Win32 syntax highlighting. It is now designed for use in Windows with the port of tcsh. It should also work with cmd.exe if the file loading method is changed. The issue is with the way that command completion is done in cmd.exe. For those of you that are interested in activating this feature in Windows NT I will give you some instructions. Create a DWORD named CompletionChar in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor\. Give the DWORD a value of 9. Now you should have command completion in cmd.exe. Using Ged with cmd.exe should be easy to accomplish if you use regsub to remove the \ and convert it to / in the open file argument. I strongly suggest that you use tcsh instead, because it is a superior command interpreter. I made it so that the Ged window is positioned under the cursor upon startup.

ged10.tcl
This has select all text via Alt-s. It also has many new color tags.

ged9.tcl
This has a scrollbar color change and some more syntax coloring.

ged8.tcl
This has syntax highlighting of flush, and some minor style changes in the script.

ged7.tcl
I have made it so that -background and any other flag is highlighted. Previously Ged only highlighted the flag name. So it is easier to read. I added a new screenshot. I changed how the text is scanned. Now when the user presses the End button it adds color tags to the text. Previously I used Return which made it slower while editing large files. So now it is very fast and pretty. I also changed the colors.


Eddi

Eddi -- Programmer's editor in Tcl/Tk. Use Tix.

The Eddi Text Editor by Holger Schanz, Version 0.9b12, Works with UNIX, Tix 4.0
Download: eddi-0.9b12.tar.gz
The home page of the Eddi text editor. Features include syntax highlighting, intuitive interface, multiple windows, unlimited undo, bookmarks, project handling, interfacing with make and RCS, etc. (May 11 1998)


Xwordpad

XWordPad by Author Andrew V. Lee, Version 1.0b, Works with Tcl/Tk 7.4/4.0, 7.5/4.1, 7.6/4.2, 8.0/8.0
Download: xwordpad.tgz. XWordPad is a fullfeatured Tcl/Tk text editor for Unix/X and Windows. Features:
  1. Written in pure Tcl/Tk
  2. Supports plain ASCII texts with unlimited size
  3. Standard menu
  4. Cut,copy and paste
  5. Search and replace
  6. Search line number
  7. Unlimited undo/redo
  8. Supports Tcl/Tk versions 7.4/4.0, 7.5/4.1, 7.6/4.2, 8.0/8.0
  9. Works on Unix and Windows (tested on Linux, Windows95/NT4.0)
  10. Toolbar and balloon help (Jul 5 1998)

New version of X-WordPad (2.1) will be released in ????. New features:

1.Quick search entry is built in the toolbar. This leads to faster searching and navigating through text.
2.Choosing font,style and size.
3.Multiple file editing.
4.New menu "Execute" for executing external programs.
5.Bookmarking. Set and search up to 4 marks (in Search menu).
6.Printing
7.Text formatting
8.Templates
9.Macros


TkNotepad

TkNotepad: notepad like editor


TclWp8 Word Perfect OLE interface

TclWp8 Word Perfect OLE interface -- This is a dll extension for handling Wp8 ole server. which allows you to make WordPerfect do what you want from your tcl/tk application such as opening file, runing macros, print file, .... Tclwp8 uses WordPerfect OLE capabilities to achieve this. This new version (1.1) has some minor bugs corrected and includes now a more generic method call to wp8 methods : a method call which isn't built into the extention could be called via this proc. (May 15 1998)


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