Atom editor ChoiceScript plugin


#1

Hi

I wasn’t exactly sure where to put this post as I’m new to the forum so I hope putting it in General is ok.

I’ve just started playing ChoiceScript games and I really enjoy them so I thought I would have a go at writing one myself. I wasn’t satisfied with any of the existing editors for writing my game in, so I have written a plugin for the Atom editor.

The plugin is here: https://atom.io/packages/language-choicescript

Atom is a very nice editor which works on Windows, Linux and Mac: https://atom.io/

Hope someone likes it or finds it useful - feel free to raise Issues on my Github page for bugs, suggestions or feature requests. (https://github.com/kingsleyh/language-choicescript/issues)

Thanks

–Kingsley


#2

That’s very cool. I just finally got Text wrangler working on my Mac, so much more effort than Notepad++ on my PC. I might try it out!


#3

Cool if you try it out let me know how you get on


#4

wish i could make suggestions but to be honest i’m to stupid to under how to work most of that


#5

So, what is it the purpose of this plugin? What does it contribute?


#6

Hi

Currently it provides syntax highlighting when working on choicescript.

It has some autocompletion of words and a couple of snippets e.g if you type ch it will expand to *choice - but there is a lot more that I could add in the future.

My main reason for writing it is that I work on a Mac and I like using the Atom editor - so having the syntax highlighting makes it much easier to visually see what I’m doing.

Hope that helps

–Kingsley


#7

This. If you haven’t been using some form of highlighting while writing CS, you’re doing it wrong. Sorry. XD


#8

Thanks so much for making this!

Quick question, and apologies for my painful computer ignorance, but how in the heck do I actually get it to work? (And by that, to highlight my text?)

I’ve followed the instructions on this page (http://choicescriptdev.wikia.com/wiki/Atom_Syntax_Highlighter), opening Atom, File>Settings>Install, finding your package, installing it, and I’m fairly certain it’s installed because when I look at it, it tells me I can uninstall it or disable it.

Trouble is, when I’m messing around with the untitled pane, I don’t see any changes in color, even when I paste text from the site that I know should have colors (*choise, *set, etc.)

Am I just missing something? Do I need to turn it on, or save my file?

Thanks!
–Colin


#9

For any other newbs stuck in my same pit of ignorance, the key to your salvation lies in going to the thing that should have colors, pressing Crtl+Shift+L, and then selecting Choicescript! It’s called “Changing the grammar” and I learned it here: https://discuss.atom.io/t/how-to-turn-on-change-language-syntax-highlighting/12064


#10

Sorry I know this is an old thread, but I came across it when struggling with other editors and decided to switch to Atom. This is great! @KingsleyH Thank you so much for sharing.


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