Script Editor fixable? (was: Configuring a Sublime Text project to notify LiveCode IDE about updates to script only stacks)

prothero at earthlearningsolutions.org prothero at earthlearningsolutions.org
Wed Feb 22 11:39:34 EST 2017


I agree with Roger,
There needs to be a useful script editor bundled with livecode. I'm suspecting that a lot of the impetus for sublime text and other external editors has to do with professional developers' need to use github with script only stacks. For entry level users, the built in editor would be their first exposure and perhaps sufficient. 

I also suspect that folks new to programming, or non-professionals might be a target too good to "not" keep on our good side.

Best,
Bill

William Prothero
http://es.earthednet.org

> On Feb 22, 2017, at 8:28 AM, Roger Eller via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm fine with a different editor, as long as it is "in the box".  I don't
> want to be forced into adding components from other sites unless I choose
> to, like plugins, etc.  The IDE should install as a complete thing (editor
> included).
> 
> 2 cents.
> ~Roger
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> Roger Eller wrote:
>> 
>>>> On Feb 21, 2017 9:28 PM, "Richard Gaskin via use-livecode" wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> It's always exciting to see new ground explored with inter-app
>>>> communications, but with script editors I find myself wondering:
>>>> 
>>>> Why not use LC's?
>>>> 
>>>> If it's not on par with alternatives and for some reason can't be
>>>> made to be on par, why don't we just ship LC with an appropriately-
>>>> licensed editor, allow hooks like the ones discussed here for any
>>>> other editor folks might want, and spend the development time we
>>>> used to spend on LC's editor on other things?
>>> 
>>> I'm not what you would call a power user, nor do I need an editor that
>>> handles multiple languages and syntax coloring variations.  I like the
>>> truly integrated LC editor just fine.  It is great to see users
>>> providing options for those who need more than that.
>> 
>> Options are good.  I'm wondering if perhaps we could embrace that more
>> fully.
>> 
>> The SE is a very expensive component to maintain.  If we could replace it
>> with a third-party editor, and put a fraction of the time we used to spend
>> maintaining and enhancing the SE into providing a mechanism to use any
>> editor the user prefers, we'd have a better editor in the box and vast
>> options for using other editors, and save development expense along the way.
>> 
>> --
>> Richard Gaskin
>> Fourth World Systems
>> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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