[PD] future of the "Text Editor"

dmotd dmotd at gmx.net
Thu Sep 10 05:09:50 CEST 2009

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> Now that cut/copy/paste works in all object boxes, comments, etc. on all 
> platforms, is there any reason to keep the "Text Editor"?

data-structures + clarity of editing. 

i'm not sure if viewing the struct in DS launches 
the same 'Text Editor', but it is quite useful for 
editing/debuging values.

as for clarity, if i am wanting to review a large 
block of text, ie. a message box with a number of 
initiation settings. then i find it better to do 
so in its own window. i think as matju pointed out 
there are a number of extra bindings that make 
text editing a little easier, and perhaps these 
could be expanded - such as a import / export text 
button? i guess what you're suggesting is that if 
i want these features, i'm better off using my 
favourite text editor and hitting the cut button?

i'm not strictly opposed to removing it, but i 
have been known to use this feature in the past.


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