POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.utilities : adding SDL to ctags : Re: adding SDL to ctags Server Time
23 Feb 2024 16:02:10 EST (-0500)
  Re: adding SDL to ctags  
From: Mr
Date: 3 Jan 2021 09:20:06
Message: <web.5ff1d1853de8e3ea6adeaecb0@news.povray.org>
William F Pokorny <ano### [at] anonymousorg> wrote:
> On 1/2/21 12:15 PM, Mr wrote:
> > "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> >> hi,
> >>
> >> (if you're not using 'vim', look away now..  :-))
> >>
> >> most users of 'vim' will be familiar with 'tags' files and the '^]' key combo.
> >> while 'ctags' does not include PovRay SDL, the support is easy to add.  I've
> >> attached an archive containing a source ('sdl.c') and a "diff" to patch a couple
> ...
> >> enjoy, jr.
> >
> > I'm thrilled :-D let me explain : Following initial attempt around these
> > newsgroups by Koppi and SDRausty
> >
> > I gave a successful try at building POV v3.8 and HG POV on Android Phones, using
> > Termux. (Recipe here: http://wiki.povray.org/content/HowTo:Install_POV#Termux )
> > Then Found out the most practical solutions to edit the pov files there out of
> > the box was VIM, also since Vim touch is available from Fdroid, it makes the
> > same editor also available outside of Termux. PLUS it did feature POV syntax
> > highlighting, so even tighter integration is awesome news !
> >
> Your post reminds me trying jr's patch is still sitting on my todo list!
> I'm still getting faster after my conversion to vim, but it's now my
> daily editor.
> Indeed, the vim support for POV-Ray (3.7) comes by default on most all
> unix based systems because it comes with vim itself. POV-Ray (3.7) via
> Debian support is there on a good many linux variants too. I installed
> v3.7 on my raspberry pi 4 via a usual package install.
> Bill P.

There was a time when POV was shipped with Ubuntu... It would be a good target
to try re-establishing that flag, and having integration in such corner stones
as VIM, Blender, are a big step in that direction (VIM ships with very selective
Lubuntu out of the box!). Slightly off-topic: I don't know why POV was removed
from UBUNTU, nor if any other mainstream distro still offers pov package, but
now that the relicensing to AGPL has been achieved, maybe there is hope for such
a return?

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