[ANN] MLXEditor - runrev plugin for script editing with ANY external editor app

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Fri Sep 12 08:19:00 EDT 2003


Alex,

It looks good, but when you say "enter a Transcript command that opens a
temporary file", what do you mean? I tried:

  launch "c:\program files\textpad 4\textpad.exe"

And it launched TextPad, but not with the script. Can you give an
example?

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com 
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Alex Rice
> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 1:07 AM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: [ANN] MLXEditor - runrev plugin for script editing 
> with ANY external editor app
> 
> 
> Danger!
> 
> BETA!
> 
> Do not proceed unless you live dangerously
> 
> and debugging other's code is a pleasure
> 
> !
> !
> !
> 
> Actually it's not that bad. But this is kind of a tricky plugin.
> 
> Does anyone want to look at what I've written so far?
> 
> I could use someone knowledgeable of the IDE rev* internal 
> scripts who 
> help me improve error handling and debugger interaction. The 
> idea with 
> the debugger is that: external editors can't act as a debugger, that 
> when the user wants to debug, the built-in script editor would be 
> allowed to startup.
> 
> Currently I'm doing this by making the user hold down the SHIFT key- 
> but there has got to be a better way.
> 
> Also I would like to pass exceptions and script compilation errors 
> through to the IDE's own error dialogs, but couldn't figure 
> out how so 
> just wrote my own error handlers using the answer dialog.
> 
> * The Help card of the mainstack has a bit of documentation.
> * scripts are unlocked- please suggest improvements or bug fixes
> * tested on Rev 2.1, Mac OS X.
> * Is 100% transcript so should work with other OS
> 
<http://mindlube.com/download/files/runrev/MLXEditor.rev>

Thanks,

Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | http://mindlube.com

what a waste of thumbs that are opposable
to make machines that are disposable  -Ani DiFranco

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