I didn't want to clutter the development tools thread with my questions.
Most of the time I write my assembly code on real hardware or MESS, depending on my mood. Recently I have been playing around with some of the development tools, like xdt99, to see if I can simplify a few of my larger projects. There are a few frustrations I've run into, mostly on the editing side.
I downloaded Notepad++ and the language xml file. I figured out how to add and select the XB/assembly language file.
1. I am used to using TAB to get to the next operand/tab location. Notepad++ uses tab to perform an autocomplete. This drives me bonkers. Similar things happen when pressing enter and I find myself having to go back and edit (correct) everything.
2. Can notepad++ mimic how the TI editors handle tabs, i.e., move the cursor to the next tab instead of indenting the code to the right? When I type assembly, it is second nature to tab from column 1, to column 7, to 11, etc. Between #1 and #2, my code is a wreck.
3. Notepad++ seems to be set up to use the semicolon for comments. Is there a way to reconfigure this to the asterisk?
4. I think I understand how to assemble and create images with xdt99. I need to experiment a bit more. I didn't see a MAKE utility, does something like that exist? I use a fair number of separate object code 'modules' linked with REF/DEF versus lumping things into one assembled file.
Yea, I know, I'm set in my ways. Alternative options and suggestions welcome
Edited by InsaneMultitasker, Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 PM.