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Re: New file template

From: Daryl Lee
Subject: Re: New file template
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 20:54:53 -0600

On Jul 1, 2011, at 6:50 PM, Ben Abbott wrote:

> On Jul 1, 2011, at 3:39 PM, Daryl Lee wrote:
>> Now that I've configured Octave to launch my preferred editor, I see that 
>> when I say "edit newfile.m" it creates a very complete initial template, 
>> ready for me to fill in all the gaps.  Is there a way for me to modify that 
>> template according to my own needs?  Or maybe choose "on the fly" among 
>> several?  For instance, I may do some work for open source projects, some 
>> with my employer's copyright, and some with a client's copyright.  Am I 
>> limited to just starting with the existing template and editing the newly 
>> created file as needed?
> Take a look at what "help edit" describes.
> Regarding the license portion ...
>>   `license'
>>         `gpl'
>>               GNU General Public License (default).
>>         `bsd'
>>               BSD-style license without advertising clause.
>>         `pd'
>>               Public domain.
>>         `"text"'
>>               Your own default copyright and license.
>>          Unless you specify `pd', edit will prepend the copyright
>>          statement with "Copyright (C) yyyy Function Author".
> So you should be able to place your own license text in place of the GPL 
> license (the default).
>       edit ("license", "## place your license terms here")
> After that when you create a new m-file you should see license at the top.
> To change the copyright to another individual or entity ..
>       edit ("author", "new.copyright.holder")
> Ben

I'll bet I could make a function that would let me choose easily from several 
choices and the function would then call edit(...) a few times to set license 
texts, author strings, etc.?  That would be pretty powerful.  Thanks.

Daryl Lee

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