building a working text-editor to be used as main driver is kicking my ass right now, the depth of selection wizardry, like where the cursor ends up after text operations, is endless.

A lot of subtle things I've never really noticed until they were gone.


@neauoire When I wrote my text editor years ago, that was one of the hardest thing I had to figure out.

In the end, I could write a program that would tell me where it needed to be, so I expanded that into something that wrote unit tests to make sure my "real" logic was correct.

Wasn't very efficient at 15k tests though, but at least it was only 8 seconds to run.

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@neauoire No. I ended up writing four novels with it (~250k words), but then hit enough things that I couldn't fix without a massive restructure.

Then started over again about six more times over the next ~14 years. :D

@neauoire It's part of Author Intrusion, my attempt at writing an IDE for writing novels including refactoring, find usages, etc.

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