[PD] future of the "Text Editor"

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Sep 10 05:15:25 CEST 2009

On Sep 9, 2009, at 9:53 PM, dmotd wrote:

> 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.
> cheers,
> dmotd

The data structures dialog is totally separate.  The Text Editor is  
the thing you get from the Edit menu.  FYI: I just added the data  
structures dialog to pd-gui-rewrite.



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