In regards to a RCSS June meeting, I have a proposal for a short presentation I
can do, with 2 main elements.
1. I can talk about how one can make and use their own codeless input method,
so to assist in typing say those various math/logic/etc symbols that don't match
keys on the keyboard, when built-in input methods, eg for Chinese etc, don't exist.
As a working example is an input method I created earlier this day and bundled
with my Muldis D spec starting with version 0.74.0, so you can type symbols like
[ ≤ ≥ ∪ ∩ → ⊻ ↔ ∈ ∉ ⊆ ⊃ ⋈ ⋉ ÷ ¬ ] easily in any program. Eating my own dog
food, I used it just now, directly into this email message.
Note that I've only tested this to work in Mac OS X 10.5, and the feature is
implemented at the OS level rather than say at the text editor level, but the
input method is in a ".cin" format that AFAIK is an open format that can be used
on other OSs or adapted for said.
Also if anyone knows other easy ways to enter arbitrary math/unicode/etc symbols
that are more standardized, let me know.
2. I can talk about how to make a codeless language module for the BBEdit text
editor for Mac OS X, something which I have had working versions of since last
fall. One of these is also bundled with my Muldis D spec. It defines syntax
coloring for the language, as well as a function scanner so it is easy to jump
around to different routines/etc in a file.
With both of the above elements, I would quickly walkthrough an already working
example, and demonstrate making and using a few changes to said. Unless things
take longer than I think, this talk is in the 30 minute range.
Ideally there would be another speaker in June, but if we're really starved for
that I could fill time with something else. Or if necessary we could put off to
So what do you think?
-- Darren Duncan
Hopefully I'll get a chance to make it to July's meeting.
Well I would actually prefer there was no June meeting as well, for similar
reasons of needing to get some projects done ASAP.
Mainly my proposal is that, if a June meeting will take place anyway, then I
propose being one of the speakers.
But if we postpone and just meet in July or later, I'm happy with or prefer that
-- Darren Duncan
Sounds good. Thank you. -- Darren Duncan