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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