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Show HN: NanoArgMode – A Macro System for Nano (git.sr.ht)
25 points by shakna 9 months ago | hide | past | web | 2 comments | favorite





This uses LuaJIT to extend the Nano text editor. Under “Limitations,” the author states that

> The macro system can only effect the open buffer, it can't modify nano's default behaviours. It cannot move the active cursor.

> This turns it into a text-manipulation system, rather than a self-modifying system like you might find in vim and emacs.

An example of a text editor that is extensible in Lua from the ground up is Textadept.

https://foicica.com/textadept/

By the way, it's nice to see projects hosted on Sourcehut get some attention on Hacker News.


There's also micro [0] which is a lot like nano in many regards, but has a decent scripting engine powered by Lua.

This whole thing is a hack - and I know it. But adding it to nano was surprisingly easy.

[0] https://micro-editor.github.io/




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