|A tribute to EPM 6.03b||- by Jörg Tiemann|
EPM is very flexible that way. The trouble is, it's so flexible
that you have to choose between reading the EPM documentation and
getting a life. Understanding the full power of EPM is a bit like
-- Peter Moylan in comp.os.os2.misc
On these EPM pages:EPM Installation and Customization
The Personalized EPM Reference Background
The EPM command shell
EPM Tips & Tricks
Links to EPM 6.03 articles and macro packages
On this very page:Things do happen
So what TF is this EPM thingy?
What features does this beast have?
What does EPM look like?
Whenever someone asks me how something can be done in OS/2 my answer probably begins with: 'Well, you could do that with EPM.' Some people realize that this is the right moment to run away as fast and as far they can. They who don't are to get familiar with some of my poor brain's stranger thoughts - at least this may be their first impression.
EPM, aka Enhanced Editor, is a very powerful programmers' type of editor for OS/2. It is contained with all OS/2 Warp distributions but it might be necessary to visit LEO or Hobbes to get some of the available goodies -- for example the etpm compiler package which is needed when you want to compile *.e macros.
EPM has twice won the category "Text Editor or Programming Editor" in the Readers' Choice Awards (as done by OS/2 Ezine), which reflects on how popular it is among experienced OS/2 users. From the "laudatio":
Winning this category for the second year in a row and included free in OS/2 itself
is the Enhanced Editor, better known as EPM. EPM is a do-all workhorse used for
everything from simple text editing to program code editing to HTML
editing. Its programmability allows users to extend its basic functions with new,
custom menus and features. This incredible versatility and low price tag (free) keep
its popularity high despite competition from third party products.
But -- as I may be a little prejudicided on the topic and OS/2 magazines might not necessarily tell the truth ;-) -- judge yourself! Here is a concise list of EPM features:
The available functions and features of a program obviously are very important, but the look & feel isn't to be underestimated either. EPM feels great (that much I can assure you) -- judge yourself how it can look! Here are some screenshots of EPM-Sessions on my system.
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