## What IDE are you using?

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luaz
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### What IDE are you using?

Just wondering... I dislike Notepad++ a lot personally. I wonder if others are using it (as most seem to note that), or something else? Both from curiosity and from the desire to get a better IDE, maybe even with Love2D function support (autocomplete, etc.).
If you're going to reply to my post, consider posting an (preferably working) example - 99.7% of time time, I already know how to implement the feature theoretically! I don't learn very well from references, etc....
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### Re: What IDE are you using?

No IDE for me. Just notepad++ and the Lua manual and Love wiki open at all times when I work.
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### Re: What IDE are you using?

I use nano and gedit. One trick that I use, that I'm not sure many do is I use symlinks in my project.

So I have:
/libs
/lib/gui
/lib/music
/lib/potato
/game1
/game1/gui -> ../../lib/gui
/game1/music -> ../../lib/music
/game2
/game1/gui -> ../../lib/gui
/game1/potato -> ../../lib/potato

But then you have to be careful when you actually run the game, because love doesn't like symlinks!

I get around that with this: https://raw.github.com/josefnpat/LD24/master/run.sh

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luaz
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### Re: What IDE are you using?

As for Notepad++ I understand, as it seems popular.

As for Gedit/Nano - why not use something that's actually made for .lua? As far as I know, Gedit/Nano doesn't even have syntax highlighting. Although, I've used Linux for a very short period of time, a long time ago. I like my Photoshop, Visual Studio, and all that fancy stuff Windows has to offer.
If you're going to reply to my post, consider posting an (preferably working) example - 99.7% of time time, I already know how to implement the feature theoretically! I don't learn very well from references, etc....
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### Re: What IDE are you using?

luaz wrote:As for Gedit/Nano - why not use something that's actually made for .lua? As far as I know, Gedit/Nano doesn't even have syntax highlighting.
What are you talking about? Google before you say things like this!

gEdit has Syntax Highlighting as one of the core syntax. (win, os x and linux)

nano has .nanorc versions (http://code.matthewwild.co.uk/nano-lua-highlighting/)
luaz wrote:I like my Photoshop, Visual Studio, and all that fancy stuff Windows has to offer. :D
Just to be clear, fancy doesn't always mean better. Give me nano/gEdit/notepad++ over Visual Studio any day of the week. I will give in that photoshop is better than gimp, but photoshop costs hard $$. Missing Sentinel Software | Twitter FORCIBLY IGNORED. <leafo> when in doubt delete all of your code <bartbes> git rm -r * <bartbes> git commit -m "Fixed all bugs" <bartbes> git push T-Bone Inner party member Posts: 1492 Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:03 am ### Re: What IDE are you using? I prefer gedit. Simplicity is good, it has the features you want and nothing else. AntonioModer Party member Posts: 202 Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:31 pm Location: Belarus Contact: ### Re: What IDE are you using? luaz wrote:Just wondering... I dislike Notepad++ a lot personally. I wonder if others are using it (as most seem to note that), or something else? Both from curiosity and from the desire to get a better IDE, maybe even with Love2D function support (autocomplete, etc.). Notepad++ have autocomplete of functions and words. I use Notepad++ with autocomplete. pk Citizen Posts: 67 Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:13 am Location: Texas, United States Contact: ### Re: What IDE are you using? luaz wrote:I like my Photoshop, Visual Studio, and all that fancy stuff Windows has to offer. Visual Studio might be a viable option, but from what I hear, writing plugins for it is a pain, plugins break with every new release, and the free versions don't even include the plugin API. Really, open source programs like Emacs and Vim have always had far better support for other languages. josefnpat wrote:I will give in that photoshop is better than gimp, but photoshop costs hard$$$. Going a bit off topic here, but maybe people don't know that Photoshop is affordable for mere mortals now, at least here in the U.S. I'm renting Photoshop CS 6 for$20 USD a month.
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