[OpenSCAD] Simple External Editor Support?

Zach Smith zach at makerbot.com
Mon Feb 15 17:19:23 CET 2010


Heya,

I had an idea for simple support for an external editor:  Just have openscad
check the currently open file each time the window receives focus.  If the
file has been changed or modified, it automatically reloads it and then the
user can do an F5 or F6 to preview/compile.  It would probably be good to
have a way to turn this functionality on/off, and defaulting to off for new
users.

Pros:
* compatible with every editor ever made (or will be made)
* simple and intuitive (edit, alt-tab to openscad, compile, repeat)
* no app/OS specific code to write

Cons:
* not integrated with your app (ie: no building from eclipse directly)

Zach
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