[gvim: vim variant?]

Peter West pbw at pbw.id.au
Sun Mar 26 00:12:00 UTC 2023

Has MacVim been mentioned?
Peter West
pbw at pbw.id.au“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

> On 26 Mar 2023, at 10:01 am, raf via macports-users <macports-users at lists.macports.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2023 at 12:36:05AM -0400, "Richard L. Hamilton" <rlhamil at smart.net> wrote:
>> As an aside, perhaps the best example of using X resources to good
>> effect to allow a user to adjust a program's behavior and appearance
>> might be the xephem program (there's a port for that!), which uses
>> Motif, and has GUI settings that effectively change X resources, which
>> it can then save for subsequent runs.
>> Otherwise one would end up editing an .Xdefaults file by hand, putting
>> in mysterious incantations mostly by luck, unless one had studied the
>> source (or built libXt and libXaw (Athena Widgets) or libXm (Motif)
>> with editres support, so one could explore the resources and change
>> them on the fly).
>> Properly compiled and with LD_PRELOAD pointing to the resulting .so
>> or .dylib, the following may add editres suport on the fly to a Motif
>> program. Last I checked, it worked on Solaris, and I think I've used
>> it on macOS, but I haven't tried that in a long time; and right now I
>> don't think I have a copy of gvim built to use Motif. (I almost forgot
>> I had this, so I'm not particularly prepared to answer questions about
>> it.)
> Ideally, it shouldn't be too mysterious. I remember seeing
> Xresources details in manual entries, but looking at gvim's
> manual entry, I don't see any Xresources specifications. :-(
> It must be unfashionable.
> The editres program seems to be a graphical Xresources editor
> that lets you explore the resources of a running program.
> But it looks very cumbersome. I'd prefer documentation and
> manual editing, but you can't always get what you want. :-)
> cheers,
> raf

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