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mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) #196675 21/03/08 07:30 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: argv0] #196684 21/03/08 09:13 PM
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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..

Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: argv0] #196691 21/03/08 09:42 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (B [Re: Wims] #196740 22/03/08 06:43 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: argv0] #196827 23/03/08 06:34 PM
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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.

Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: hixxy] #196828 23/03/08 07:01 PM
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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?

Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: hixxy] #196830 23/03/08 08:44 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: argv0] #196976 26/03/08 07:12 PM
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Nice job but maybe the name is to similar to mEditor?

-Shadow

Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (Beta) [Re: Sh4d0w191] #196977 26/03/08 08:50 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (B [Re: ots654685] #197069 27/03/08 08:57 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (B [Re: argv0] #197136 29/03/08 09:51 PM
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If you'll look into odd syntax, here is another *bug* :
Code:
set -s %y $calc(-0.57*(%t - %t0)^2 + 10.8*(%t - %t0))
%t aren't colored


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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (B [Re: Wims] #197148 30/03/08 02:01 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (B [Re: jaytea] #197156 30/03/08 05:23 PM
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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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Re: mEdit, Script Editor w/ Syntax Highlighting (B [Re: jaytea] #197162 30/03/08 06:09 PM
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I will be doing that, the same way $iif is a special case to highlight !%var



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