Re: [textadept] feature request: gui extensions

From: mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:12:02 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Hi Cosmin

> Hi,
> Have you considered adding GUI extensions to textadept to let people
> transform it into an IDE (something like SciTE-GUI) ? I am shopping
> for an editor that I can turn into a Lua IDE with all sorts of
> toolboxes on the side. The code to inspect Lua sources at runtime is
> already there (mostly written for SciTE, but it can be adapted), I
> just miss a GUI extension to bring them to life.
> What do you think?

The complexity involved would likely be high and push the C line count to
over 2000 which I don't want to do. Short of rewriting everything in Lua
(with something like lua-gtk), which I don't want to do for speed reasons,
this likely will not happen.

The Textadept C core is very small as it is so adding extra gui buttons,
toolbars, etc. probably wouldn't be too hard if you don't want it
extendable by script.

Received on Wed 15 Dec 2010 - 09:12:02 EST

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