Qedit for HP 3000
The full-screen editor for programmers:
- Twenty-five Years on the HP 3000, Distributed Worldwide
- Full Screen Editing with Cut-and-Paste
- Powerful Command Mode Automates Editing Tasks
- Tightly Integrated with MPE Operating System
- Interfaces to Popular Tools and Compilers
- Excellent Customer Support
- Now Also on HP-UX
Qedit for MPE
MPE to HP-UX Migration
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All about line numbers!
Retain trailing spaces
Merging Lines Horizontally
Excluding Lines from Visual Display
Colcopy and Colmove Commands
List Lines in a Fileset
Combine MPEX and Qedit
Variable Substitution in Qedit
List Lines a Fileset
How to Fill Columns
Remove Trailing Blanks
Find either of two strings
Variable Count Items
How to Undo Mistakes
Check Comma-Delimited File
Word Processing Tips
Copy Same Block Many Times
Trailing Spaces to Leading Zeroes
Many More Qedit Tips
After twenty years as Robelle's flagship product, Qedit
is a feature-rich programmer's editor highly integrated with the
HP 3000 operating system. Qedit
provides everything a programmer needs to write COBOL, PowerHouse, and other
programs in its
integrated development environment.
Qedit consists of an easy-to-learn full-screen mode for interactive editing
and a powerful command mode for batch editing.
In full-screen mode, you can look at your source code a page at a time; use the
function keys and the command line to navigate through your file easily; perform
cut-and-paste functions; split and splice lines, etc. Qedit's powerful command mode
allows you to edit files in batch jobs and automate your editing tasks.
Qedit boosts programmer productivity with an integrated development environment that you
can stay in all day! Within Qedit you can do virtually anything that you can do at the
MPE prompt: compile and run programs, execute UDCs and command files, browse through spoolfiles
and data files for strings and patterns, and much more. Qedit can even trap compiler syntax
errors and display the offending source lines one at a time for easy editing.
"Qedit is wonderful. I live in it all the time. At home I have three of my terminal function
keys defined as 'dial the office', 'hello', and 'run Qedit'." [Howard Robinson, CardKey Systems]
Why buy Qedit?
"Editor and Quad are free; why not use them?"
Let's face it, the MPE
world is changing rapidly. New operating system releases every few
months, changes to networking and data communications, new terminals and
terminal emulators - it never stops. If you want the peace of mind that
comes from knowing a dedicated team of programmers and support people
stand behind the editor you use all day, then Qedit is for you.
Robelle we never stop working on Qedit. Even as you read this, we are
already working on next year's release by incorporating the many
features and ideas that Qedit's thousands of demanding users have
Qedit is easy to learn and comes with complete documentation:
an easy-to-read user manual, full-text on-line Help, and a Windows Help
file for your PC. Our design goals of reliability, compatibility,
performance, and functionality make Qedit the obvious choice.
"Many good editors exist for the HP 3000, and a
few excellent ones like Qedit from Robelle."
Full-Screen with Cut-and-Paste
Use the full-screen mode of Qedit to develop and modify your source
code. Editing is a breeze when you take advantage of Qedit's full-screen
capabilities - look at your source
code a page at a time; use the function keys and the command line to
navigate through your file, and apply cut-and-paste functions to
single lines or blocks of lines. The cut-and-paste functions allow
you to move, copy, insert, and delete selections of text plus split and splice lines,
format text, and more. You can even apply cut-and-paste operations across files.
Powerful Command Mode
Qedit's command mode allows you to edit files in
batch jobs. Intelligent command files with parameter replacement and
variable substitution even let you automate your editing tasks.
Qedit's simple command syntax is easy to learn. If you are familiar with
HP's Edit/3000, TDP/3000, or IBM's SPF editor, you already know Qedit's
basic editing commands. Qedit also has powerful extensions that appeal
to novices and experts alike.
"I have been using Qedit extensively to automate repetitive programming tasks
using Qedit's command file feature. In particular, Qedit command files have
been defined which greatly reduced the amount of time it took the Hospital
to do its Year 2000 compliance programming. Qedit has significantly
improved batch performance and increased programmer productivity."
George De Wolf,
Stay in Qedit All Day
Qedit saves you time by providing you with an integrated development
environment that you can stay in all day. In fact, the whole programming
cycle can be accomplished from within Qedit which saves you time by avoiding
the repetitious Keep-Exit-Compile-Edit-Text cycle. When you compile your
current file from within Qedit, Qedit even traps compiler syntax
errors and displays the offending source lines one at a time for easy
editing. You can also run and test your program from within Qedit and easily
return to the editing stage as required.
Within Qedit you can do everything that you do at the MPE prompt:
run programs, execute UDCs and command files, use the Listredo
command history, run POSIX applications, and change directories. In addition,
you can quickly access suspended processes that are frequently used, let your
command files access your PC, browse through spoolfiles and data files for
strings and patterns, and much more. With all this functionality,
most Qedit users go into Qedit first thing in the morning and stay there
until it's time to log off!
Qedit is integrated with HP 3000 languages such as PowerHouse, COBOL, FORTRAN,
Pascal, C, and SPLash! Link it with popular utilities such as MPEX, Reflection,
Adager, and Robelle's Suprtool
"Robelle, you all need to be recognized for your ability to continually produce world-class quality software. As many programmers have said in the past: 'They'll have to pry Qedit out of my cold, dead hands.'"
Oaksoft Consulting, Inc.
COBOL Programmers Love Qedit!
Productivity features for COBOL programmers:
- Automatic insertion of source tags
- You can compile and run programs from within Qedit
- Qedit traps compiler errors and navigates you directly to the offending source line for
- From within a COBOL source file, you can list
the contents of a COPYLIB and Qedit displays just those definitions required by the program
you are working on. You can also include COPYLIB members in string searches.
Attention PowerHouse Users!
PowerHouse users are especially pleased with Qedit's capabilities:
- Edit source code in full-screen mode, then immediately invoke
PowerHouse without leaving Qedit. Since Quiz, QTP, QDesign and Quick can
run directly from Qedit, you don't have to Keep the code and exit from
the editor. As a result, Qedit saves you valuable time and makes you
- Configure PowerHouse's Revise command to call Qedit's
instead of calling the HP line-mode editor.
- It is easy to edit PowerHouse sub-files without losing their
- Qedit coordinates source code access so that two programmers
can't change the same file simultaneously.
Qedit is Fast
From the beginning Qedit was designed to consume the least amount of
system resources and to perform as quickly as possible. You can use
either regular editor files which you Text and Keep, or Qedit's own file
format which gives you instant file access by eliminating the
time-consuming Text and Keep steps. Quickly flip between files; Qedit
remembers your last position in the file. Qedit files also save disc
space, typically using only half the disc space of regular files.
Smart Search & Replace
With Qedit's powerful search and replace capabilities, you can search for all
occurrences of a string and either make global changes or apply your changes
over a selection of lines. Qedit will even find occurrences of the string in
a Copylib or Include file related to the file you are working on. When performing
a string search with Qedit, you have lots of "smart search" options. For example,
searches can be defined to exclude embedded words, ignore case,
search only particular columns, look for matching patterns, etc.
Now Qedit supports regular expressions which gives you even more control in defining
your search patterns and rearranging text within your files.
Your POSIX Editor
Most of the new technologies (e.g. Apache, Java, etc.) are implemented in the POSIX
directory space. Qedit gives you a secure comfortable environment for working with
these new technologies. From the same Qedit session, you can edit your MPE files
and your POSIX files without running the POSIX shell. Qedit handles all types of files
you are likely to encounter under POSIX: files with ACDs, files in nested directories,
files with long filenames, and byte-stream format files. And just as you can run MPE
applications from within Qedit, you can do the same with POSIX applications. Alternatively,
if you are already in the POSIX shell, you can run Qedit from there and execute Qedit
command files in POSIX directories.
More Qedit Favorites
- Column editing
- Easy switching between files
- Redo command stack with Listredo searches
- Alternate, powerful, command Redo editors
- Edit bytestream, data and spool files
- The List feature to browse a file without texting it
- Multi-level Undo
- Spell Checker
- Hex editing
- Edit huge files - up to 99,999,999 lines long and 8172 characters wide
- Edit spoolfiles
- Automatic justification of text
- Sort lines alphabetically
- Edit data files
- Change margins and redo wordwrapping
- File comparison utility included
- Pre-pend and append text to a selection of lines
- Split and splice lines of text
Robelle is renowned for support you can count on. You get fast, responsive
help by telephone, fax or e-mail from
Robelle's experts. Additionally, you are entitled to an enhanced version
of the software once a year and a subscription to Robelle's popular
newsletter, "What's Up DOCumentation?".
Migrating to HP-UX?
If you are migrating from MPE to HP-UX, we suggest you consider
our the HP-UX version of Qedit. Same commands, same fast editing,
same powerful functions. More information.