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--- SpeedScript 3.0 patches --- [message #283127] Tue, 11 March 1986 16:46 Go to next message
nep.pgelhausen is currently offline  nep.pgelhausen
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Would anyone be able to figure out where to patch SpeedScript 3.0
(published May '85, Compute! Magazine) do to a couple things differently?

   * Different default colors?

   * substitute pattern/substitution instead of current 
     substitution/pattern order of inquiry?

   * more editor-like cursor movements (up/down/left/right)?
     (word &/or paragraph movement is fine for Word Processing,
     and could be kept in the shifted form...but UDLR movement
     is more intuitive for most people....)

   * Start up in insert mode (I prefer insert to overstrike...)

   * Anything else of interest?  (My copy come up showing the non-space
     spaces at the end of line.  It was simple, w/ OS/A+ you can get
     back to the OS w/ RESET (DOS II it reboots...), so I set the option,
     then went to the OS & saved the copy again.  This technique did not
     work for the color, or insert/overstrike mode options.  I guess some
     are loaded as in-line values, and others are loaded into there memory
     locations by init code....

Thanks in advance for any tips, useful memory locations, etc...

			-Richard Hartman
Re: --- SpeedScript 3.0 patches --- [message #283130 is a reply to message #283127] Wed, 12 March 1986 08:09 Go to previous message
Originally posted by: DYOUNG@USC-ISID.ARPA (C. David Young)
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Posted: Wed Mar 12 08:09:21 1986
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Thanks for the reply about Kermit. Unless somebody offers me a version
that runs without the ACTION! cartridge I guess I will give the
one in the archives a try.

With regards to SpeedScript 3.0, did you know that OmniWriter (which
works with and is provided free of charge with OMNIVIEW) is a much
superior derivative of that program? It works 80 columns of course and
has the normal cursor movements that you would expect. I use it as my
normal program text editor. Lots of people use it as their ACTION!
editor. I am continually improving the program and in fact you have
given me the idea for my next enhancement: I will provide a command for
saving an image of the program (along with the currently selected
options like insert/overstrike) to disk. Eventually when the program
stabilizes I will probably make the source available to the net.

If you still want to fool with SpeedScript you could get the book
published by Compute that would tell you all you need to know.

David Young
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