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... would make the internal code editor much more usable!
Could be done by clicking the function keyword (toggle) for example.

P#14715 2015-09-28 18:00 ( Edited 2017-01-05 01:36)

:: matt

You might want to try an external code editor?

I use Sublime Text and TextMate on Mac OS X which both offer that feature.

P#14717 2015-09-28 18:19 ( Edited 2015-09-28 22:19)
:: gtust

I would also love this function!

P#14807 2015-10-01 17:11 ( Edited 2015-10-01 21:11)

@matt that works for PC, but it'd greatly help folks using a PocketCHIP.
I'd also like this feature, though, even though I don't have one of those.

P#34815 2017-01-03 01:52 ( Edited 2017-01-03 06:52)

To me the the whole "fantasy console" illusion is broken if you're not doing 100% of your development in Pico-8. Every time I've tried to use an outside editor it just bummed me out. To me it's an imaginary computer first and a game maker second. So I think any internal editor improvements would be awesome, as long as the fit with the already established design aesthetic.

P#34816 2017-01-03 03:09 ( Edited 2017-01-03 08:09)

@zerocoolisgod — I second that.

P#34819 2017-01-03 04:26 ( Edited 2017-01-03 09:26)
:: kozie

@zerocoolisgod - I also second that ;)

P#34823 2017-01-03 05:05 ( Edited 2017-01-03 10:05)

if you're not on mac, I use notepad++, it works great( sublime looks really good, but no windows support :/ ) nvm I'm wrong. imho the text editor is great and the font is impressively clear for its dimensions, but I guess it depends what you want to get out of pico, I'm just here because I thought programming in a constrained environment would be fun, but I respect the immersion bit.

Warning about de-sync issues with external editor: if you decide to use an external editor, you need to be aware that any time you open any of the editor/sprite/sfx/music/map screens in pico, you will have to save (ctrl + s ) when done and reload the external editor, otherwise when you make changes in the external editor, pico won't update ( de-synced )

P#34848 2017-01-03 12:55 ( Edited 2017-01-03 17:59)

I would also like code folding. BTW in case anyone is unaware of this feature, using ALT+UP/DOWN will jump between functions. Helpful for navigating.

P#34854 2017-01-03 13:22 ( Edited 2017-01-03 18:22)

@EatMoreCheese notepad++ has a similar feature with bookmarks, it is really helpful. It makes me feel better about not having multiple files, but they reset on file reload anyone know a fix?

P#34856 2017-01-03 13:26 ( Edited 2017-01-03 18:26)

@EatMoreCheese
The ALT+UP/DOWN is super helpful. My only issue is it does not see methods inside objects like;

local player={
 update=function(self)
  do stuff
 end
}

So if you have an object that is getting pretty long it can be a pain. I do my Game States as tables of functions that get wicked long. So I end up making empty functions as a sort of label to trick ALT+UP into seeing it.

P#34859 2017-01-03 14:10 ( Edited 2017-01-03 19:10)
:: impbox

please! this would make the internal editor much more usable =)

P#34951 2017-01-04 20:36 ( Edited 2017-01-05 01:36)

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