adde (ADD's Editor)

the adde-tagged posts
adde's project page

summary:
. adde (pronounced "aid") is the universal editor,
meaning that every datatype known to the system
can be modified and composed
with this one application .
. words, music, graphics, spreadsheets,
object layout, and programming code
can all be part of the same multi-media documents;
and, this can support literate programming .
. the editor is usable not only by humans
but also by their agents, and other applications .
. the adde`guide (Graphical User
Integrated Developement Enviro.),
can help you visualize and edit
not only your data, but also
your system's data and control structures
to understand your software interactions,
and fine-tune the operating system .
12.10.5:
. the editor is the super-application;
every app the user gets involved with
is a subwindow of the editor:
the current desktop is simply an editor session .
. this is composite editing,
where the editor holds the entire desktop;
so, it serves as desktop layouts that can be
suspended and resumed as if a vmware .
. desktops and their windows
can be edited the same as
when an editor embeds images in text .
. the first compound docs I saw
were ms`office embedded objects:
you could mix & match Word's text columns,
Excel's spreadsheet windows, and various images .
. browsers have this feature (the embed tag);
but browsers are short on editing abilities,
and editors need to be integrated with the OS;
such that I can open a file,
and it unleashes a desktop of windows
all arranged in the way they were before .
. also, the layout editor needs to
control the border style of its windows;
eg, embedded graphics in text
should often have no border at all .
. a 1st class composite document
has everything we like about vmware,
but instead of windowing OS's
our compositing app is windowing apps.

adde influenced by Bret Victor, Chris Granger


hist
12.10.5: page is up with abstract .