[OpenSCAD] Abbreviations

Torsten Paul Torsten.Paul at gmx.de
Thu Jun 9 11:36:17 EDT 2016

Von: buttim <maurizio.butti at gmail.com>
> I'm thinking about moving the abbreviation list to an external
> file. Can someone point me in the right direction for choosing
> a format and location for the file? I was thinking about a
> per-user JSON file.
I guess it would be best to follow the logic that already exists
for render and editor color schemes, e.g.:


This allows to read the configuration from an application folder
location as well as overwrite from the user directory.

> The format might be something like this:
> {
>   "t" : { 
>         "l" : "translate([",
>         "r" : "])"
>       }
> }
Using JSON makes sense as the other configs are using this format
too and there's a simple file parser in Boost to read those files.

The l/r looks a bit strange, but it does not really matter much.
How would that handle multi-line cases / indentation? I think JSON
supports escaping like \t and \n, but I did not try that yet.

I think it would be good to merge the features from both solutions
as they do complete each other (like the CallTips are probably
quite useful for people getting started).


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