At 12:54 PM 5/16/2001, you wrote:
>Color is not so important (printing in color is slow and expensive anyway), but bold and italics could be used for syntax highlight.
When we implement color printing someday, it seems like a reasonable idea to add bold and italics as "colors". (Really all just attributes.)
>In addition, some kind of page setup option would be nice, with options for headers, footers, 2 column printing etc.
Yes, we will implement better printing in the near future too. Also a print preview, or some indication on the screen where the page breaks are.
>Maybe printing would be a feature that could be implemented as a DLL. After all, most of the time you do not print anything, so it is not necessary to load the printing routines every time you use Vedit.
I don't think that DLLs save much in the way of load times. As I understand it, the program loader checks to make sure all DLLs can be found and opens each DLL file to make sure it contains the necessary routine names. So far the vpw.exe is still fairly small (about 420K) and we even have the compiler set for minimal optimization.
>BTW, is it possible to use syntax highlight files in macro language? I was thinking about making a macro that would convert a program source file into syntax highlighted RTF or HTML file.
Sorry, no. The syntax highlighting is only used by the Visual Mode display routines.