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Old 15. May 2015, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Programming editor for an old guy with cataracts

Does anyone know of a programming editor that recognizes the windows 7 high contrast video mode. I grew up programming on a green screen mainframe terminal. Now that I'm in my eight decade and have grown a pair of cataracts I find that I need that good old green screen!

I've been using the editors included in MS Visual Studio but they are not very flexible. They complain when you write code that won't run in their language. I need something better.

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Old 17. May 2015, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ing-editor.htm
Or plain text editors.
Most will allow you to adjust the colour scheme/text size and along with windows choices of schemes you should be able to find one to fit.

Program Language support will need to be the first selection with IDEs

I pre-date even the green terminal. I started with cards and the first terminal was a golf ball Teletype.
I have a copy of the PC version of ISPF which I dig out occasionally.

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Old 17. May 2015, 08:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Burn-IT,

I've seen that thread and I've tried out Notepad++ and a few others. They just don't cut it for video control. You can set the text to yellow/black and set the fonts the way you like, but the darned menus still stay in the blinding grey on white configuration that I can't read. The MS Visual Studio editors change their menus, pulldowns and popups nicely. They just don't like microprocessor assembly calls and register manipulation.

I think I'm older than you. I started with an IBM 1401 at Cornell in 1956. We wrote an assembler for the brand new machine because IBM had yanked the 701 but they didn't have an assembler ready for the 1401. I used the first SPF which showed up with the family of 370s in 1974. I thought it was kind of klunky. I used that golf ball teletype on a 360 about 1964 or so. That silly thing sure used to jump around a lot.

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Just a little older. My first job in computing was in 1968 with an IBM 1130.

https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GtkS...w/StyleSchemes

I have Notepad++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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