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Hi all,

I've been working this month on a feature that has much been requested amongst the forums so I thought I would share with those who are interested: the beta release of mEdit, a dll file which enables syntax highlighting in mIRC and some other nifty features related to the script editor. This is all integrated into the existing editor, so there is no external program to run.

A few notes on features:

To configure colors go to File -> Colors... and there is also a feature (Ctrl+Shift+P or Edit -> Send to Pastebin) that allows you to paste selected text (or all text) to mPaste, a pastebin site for mIRC scripts which I've run for the last few years.

There are still bugs, so I invite everyone to try it out and help iron out the remaining issues, whatever they are, though I'm interested mostly in proper highlighting and general stability (no crashing of mIRC), not in minor aesthetics. Grab the release and feel free to report some issues.

Thanks!


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Woo! smile Go Arg! smile

Dumb note, add a 'README.TXT' which has the load instructions to the zip smile I know they're on the website, but..

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Wow. (Looked at the screenshot.)

An idea like that never crossed my mind.

Compliments to Argv[0].

-Neal.

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It's really a very nice job, i've tried it and found it very useful smile.
But there is some bug with which colors you choose for the item "builtin commands" because the color of this is the color of "commands" which means custom command.


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Many have tried and many have failed, excellent job argv[0]. Ill be testing this out for sure asap.


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Is there a better place than here to report bugs ?


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via the email given on the mEdit page (at the bottom) is best.

as far as the builtin command thing, it currently does not differentiate builtin commands or identifiers from custom ones, that will be coming in the future


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Code:
alias create {
  write -c addon.mrc
  var %i = 1
  while (%i < 1001) {
    write addon.mrc alias %i $calc(%i + 1)
    inc %i
  }
  write addon.mrc alias 1001 echo -a hello
}


Run the following alias and then load addon.mrc into remote.

mIRC crashes with the "mIRC has encountered a problem and needs to close" error after a couple of seconds of scrolling. Trying to cut/copy the text seems to speed up the process.

I unloaded medit.dll and this doesn't happen, so I'm guessing it's the dll.

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Have you updated the dll from the website recently? a copy/paste bug was fixed in the last 2 days


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I just updated the dll and it seems to be fixed but it does lag terribly during scrolling on the same file. Do you think it would be a good idea to wait until the user stops scrolling before attempting to update the colours?

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That may ultimately be the road I'll go down, though I'm still looking at ways to make it faster


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Nice job but maybe the name is to similar to mEditor?

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I guess it's about as similar as "Textpad" is to "Notepad". And as far as I can see, mEditor looks abandoned/unmaintained as of 2004, so I don't think the author will mind the similarity much smile


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nice addon but fails right when loaded frown

Code:
<some code>
menu * {
  .ALL
  ..ON: set %all ON | { activate_all }
;ALL GOES RED AFTER HERE
  ..OFF: set %all OFF | { deactivate_all }
  <and some more>


See above

:update:
How to unload?
/dll medit.dll Unload doesn't seem to work (nu such routine)

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/dll -u dllname.dll is used to unload a dll in mIRC

it probably fails because that's an odd syntax to use, even though it's technically valid. you should probably ditch the { } around the second command though-- but ill look into that, thanks.


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If you'll look into odd syntax, here is another *bug* :
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set -s %y $calc(-0.57*(%t - %t0)^2 + 10.8*(%t - %t0))
%t aren't colored


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technically %t isn't a variable at the highest level of evaluation there, $calc() just has a special evaluation routine that's different to other identifiers which allows you to use %t that way

sure it wouldn't be hard at all to add this extra bit, but what about $eval($ $+ calc(1*(1+%x)),2) and such? you pretty much have to parse mircscript to get it 100% exact. but those cases are rare and not worth worrying about :X

but ye, highlighting inside $calc() might not be a bad idea, it could be handled as an exceptional case


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You're right and there is another issues with this :
$calc(1 %2) (%2 could be "+3" for exemple) but this is considered as $calc(1 % 2) if %2 not exist and as $calc(1 "value of %2").


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I will be doing that, the same way $iif is a special case to highlight !%var



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//echo -a $calc(3 %2)

Gives 3

if it were doing 3 % 2 it would give 1

So no, that's not really an issue. If it were, that would be a bug in calc, because then a user could never use a variable named as a number as part of the argument.


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Hum yes, sorry about that.


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I'd like to suggest additional highlighting entries for:

Operators: &&, ||, !=, etc
Evaluation brackets: [ ]
Parenthesis: ( )
Block brackets: { }
Numbers
Event prefixes: ^, *, &, !, me:
Identifier parameter separators: ,
Properties
Dialog controls: button, text, etc

Also, the 'identifier prefixes' option doesn't seem to work unless I'm misunderstanding it.

I thought the "!" in $!time would be treated as a prefix but it's not. If this is supposed to be what it's for and it needs a fix, then you might as well support . and ~ as prefixes too.

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identifier prefixes arent yet highlighted but they should parse right

I didn't even know about ~ as a prefix


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$~ident will only call $~ident if $ident is a built in identifier.

Code:
alias t return t


//echo -a $t $~t $~time

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Thank you for this tips smile


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Are there any system requirements for this dll? Because I load it, it appears in //echo -ag $dll(1), but for the rest, it doesnt indicate its presence in scripts editor.

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The author simply said that this dll only works with mIRC 6.31


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The requirements are mIRC 6.31 and Windows XP onwards for now. I haven't tested any pre XP versions of Windows, so they might work but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't.


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Any updates on the way?

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I'm finishing up with school and then I'll be patching up the issues mentioned on this thread.. action will be light for the next month but there should be something at the end of april or early may


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Fair enough, hopefully you will fix the speed issues
Oh, and it still crashed on copy/cute and paste.

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Any reason that
Code:
on *:CONNECTFAIL:{ 
  code blah blah
}

follows the invalid/red highlighting?

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*BUMP*
I'm guessing this hasn't been updated for mIRC 6.35?


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It should work the same on 6.35 as it did on versions prior.


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I'm not having any luck personally, allthough I tested it through WINE, which may be the issue.

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The dll work the same on any version >= 6.31, using Windows.


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Thanks for the info guys!


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Have a look this screen and see at the end of the file the font didn't updated to all the file place maybe a bug ?, the font that i use in the mSE is Fixedsys on XP SP3, and when i scrolling i get VERY MUCH latency on mSE.

mirc.ini font status:
[fonts]
fscripts=Fixedsys,412,161




Edit: i am not sure but i think that the problem is to read more than 500 + script editor lines

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