Script Editor future (was Open Source Kickstarter Report Card)

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Aug 29 18:19:06 CEST 2015


I'm still in the early days of using the sts plugin but I believe the
restriction on not having the script editor window open at the same time is
to avoid clashes if edits are made to the same script in both places.

On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 9:15 AM Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> Kay C Lan wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >
> >> Kay C Lan wrote:
> >> a better mechanism to track the changes and transfer those back and
> >>> forth - that improvement can only be done from the mothership.
> >>
> >> What's needed?
> >>
> >> Let's make it so.
> >
> > Love the positive attitude :-)
>
> Just being selfish:  I spend a lot of time in LC, so anything that helps
> make the workflow smoother benefits me.
>
>
> > From memory stsMLXEditor was written when the SE was a seperate animal to
> > the Debugger, hence:
> >
> > The external editor will not open a script if the IDE script editor
> window
> > is open.
>
> Should be fixable, likely something that can be changed in stsMLXEditor.
>
>
> > I think when the SE and Debugger merged stsMLXEditor became less useful
> > because it was no longer possible to have just the Debugger open and my
> TE.
>
> MetaCard when through a similar transition, and while some prefer it I
> don't.  If nothing else, having one window designed to perform to
> different and distinctly complex tasks complicates the code, a lot.  But
> also, once a debugger is made separate from an editor it can be used in
> contexts where editing may not be possible, such as debugging standalones.
>
>
> > I haven't had a look for quite a while, so maybe I need to give it
> another
> > whirl and see - although it looks as though a few others are giving it a
> go
> > so maybe they'll come up with some constructive criticisms.
>
> Please do.  Your insights are often very valuable, and in this case the
> benefits nay extend beyond editor integration since at the heart of this
> is a question about inter-app communication, which has even broader
> applications.
>
> --
>   Richard Gaskin
>   Fourth World Systems
>   Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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