Run External Editor

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Tue Oct 15 15:18:09 EDT 2013

Just had a poke around in Metacard 4.5 and opened the menuItem

/Tools/Script Profiler

and then clicked on the button "Edit Script"

in the scriptEditor there is a menuItem

/Tools/Run External Editor

unfortunately in Linux (UbuntuStudio 13.10) clicking on it seemed to do 
little but
close the inbuilt scriptEditor.

Now, it does seem odd that that possibility was there a while back in 
the Metacard IDE
which is supposedly "more primitive" than the LiveCode IDE, yet is not 
rolled into the
Livecode IDE.

I would be most grateful if someone (Klaus, Jacque, Richard) could 
explain how one
goes about connecting-up an external scriptEditor so that when one clicks on
/Tools/Run External Editor and external editor is launched ad the script 
under consideration
is pasted across to it, and in the other direction once editing has 


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