[OpenSCAD] Simple External Editor Support?

Elmo elmo.mantynen at iki.fi
Mon Feb 15 17:24:21 CET 2010



Zach Smith wrote:
> 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.

Another option for automatic compiling upon focus, would make it nicer even.

Elmo

> 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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