o1bigtenor at xxxxx
Sun Apr 23 23:07:28 UTC 2017
On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> On 2017-04-23 11:31 AM, o1bigtenor wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 22 April 2017 at 12:33, o1bigtenor <o1bigtenor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> See http://home.gmane.org/ for that sites current situation. May help
>>>>> if more people let them know they want Geany archives back, but may
>>>>> just annoy them if they are trying as hard as possible.
>>>> Oh boy - - - I have a complicated question and I had hoped to cruise the
>>>> archive to see if anyone had talked about any of the aspects before I
>>>> dropped it on the list.
>>>> Given that geany is in the process of being resuscitated what would you
>>>> suggest as a 'reasonable' course of action?
>>> To be clear, its only the Geany archive on Gmane thats being
>>> resuscitated, not Geany itself, don't want people to get the wrong
>>> idea :)
>>> I'd say if google can't find anything relevant, just ask.
>> I am using a program called ledger (sometimes known as ledger-cli) with
>> a text file for my 'recordkeeping' (what most people call accounting).
>> I have tried to use both vim (and gvim) and emacs and I think I could
>> learn the mountain of pre-wysiwyg codes to use them effectively. Both
>> in my opinion, in that they don't have a search tool that works in
>> searching for
>> financial data. Yes they have search tools but their quick use has eluded
>> after quite a number of tries. I only have so much time in my life and
>> financial information isn't what I want to spend 20% of my life on - -
>> - training
>> someone else to use the system I'm presently using WITH these cumbersome
>> and awkward search tools - - - I'm thinking what I would need is a serious
>> programmer type - - - and why would they want to work as a bookkeeper
>> for my business? (This preamble is the why.)
>> So now to the issue (the what). When I open a file (text file) in geany
>> physical layout is different than when I open it in vim/emacs (and
>> most of the other text editors I've tried).
>> 2016.01.03 (2 tab spaces) Company name
>> 1 tab space Expense: widgets: 5202.01.02.01 (a number of tab spaces) $
>> 1 tab space Asset: account bank xyw: 1023.01.02.02 (")
>> I am using a mono-spaced font as I want the decimals to line up in the
>> the beginning of both Expense and Asset (or whatever else that I'm using)
>> 1 tab space (when I can set things I've been trying to use either 4 or 5
>> for 1 tab) of indentation.
>> Sometimes there areas many as 6 or 7 Expense listings, there are sometimes
>> 2 or 3 Asset listings. What is goofy is that when the text is aligned
>> in Geany - - -
>> well its NOT in Leafpad, vim or emacs. Switching between Leafpad vim or
>> emacs does not seem to create this morphing.
>> I would like to stay with Geany because geany offers me the option of
>> routines that I can call at the command line and then (hopefully) insert
>> what I
>> have called into the file (looking at using awk at the moment). Why
>> I'm doing this
>> is quite a bit more complicated than this delineated 'confusion' so for
>> now - -
>> please is there some way to get Geany to look exactly (in layout) like any
>> the other text editors?
>> Thanking any of those who care to tackle this in advance!!
> If things are not aligned, make sure your font is actually mono spaced and
> that nothing is bold (it messes with character widths). Then adjust the tab
> width (Document->Set Indent Width) to match the other editors (usually 8
> chars wide rather than Geany's 4 chars).
Thanks for the response!
I checked - - - its a font called Monospace on my Debian 'stable' read 'Jessie'
vm. All editors have the tab width set to 4 spaces (after checking previously
- - - - I did try to find the problem!).
What makes this confusing is that the single tab width at the beginning of the
line is never different. The 2 tab spaces after the date is almost never an
issue - - - but the end of the line $ amounts - - - well it shifts - -
to the right and sometimes to the left. Doesn't seem to be any consistency
to it. That's why I'm totally puzzled as to how to fix.
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