The goal of any tool is to make us, programmers, more productive.  I've
used Accuterm back in 90's and even with all of the enhancements, it
requires a telnet session to work.  Not the best way to show new
programmers that you have a telnet session open to compile a program.

The big question I always ask is does this make me productive?  To a
limited extent telnet emulators do whether it is Accuterm or wIntegrate.
Below are a list of productive features that are off the top of my head
that an Eclipse editor brings to the table:

1) Ability to see where each variable is used by line number and is
2) Built-in version control without need of scripts on any UniBasic code to
3) All programs you edit are stored locally every time you hit the save or
compile option
4) Built-in compare editor between database and local version to customer
and shipping version
5) Hit a function key to look at the INCLUDE or the CALL routine
6) Built-in search function that shows the matching line number
7) Ability to have editors open to Customers, QA box, and a live box in one
Eclipse session.
8) As you type compiler messages from the real compiler

There is a IT manager I've know for 30 years now, said to me recently, I
better get your tools in here and get my programmers up to speed on them or
they might not have jobs when I retire next year.  Think about

"Editors, Resizing, Installing, and Web Development tools"

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Wjhonson <> wrote:

> There's no market for a tool that runs on a telnet system.
> Except I think Accuterm is still selling licenses.  And it's essentially a
> tool on a telnet.
> I mean it's not UVShell.  The enhancements are what sells it, for me at
> least.
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