[OpenSCAD] User Poll: What do you want to see from OpenSCAD development?

Serge moneyforidea at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 02:25:32 EST 2019


1. Complete rewrite of the language. Make it true OOP and easy to code
2. easy objects alignment in 3D

On 11/9/19, Hans L <thehans at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 10:33 PM John Lussmyer <Cougar at casadelgato.com>
> wrote:
>> What I would like is the editor to be syntax aware
>
> In what way?  Syntax highlighting has been in for a while.  And
> auto-completion was added recently, available in the nightly version.
> Or something more?
>
>>, and be able to format the code easily.
>
> Not sure if this helps, but one trick that many might not know about
> is if you click menu "Design" -> "Display AST..."  it will open a
> separate window with a consistently formatted version of your scad
> file, created by parsing the script and reconstructing the text from
> the Abstract Syntax Tree.
> It isn't exactly intended for "pretty-printing", and so has a few
> quirks lke reordering the overall layout as: functions definitions
> first, then modules definitions, then variable declarations and module
> calls(top-level code).
> Also it will strip comments that aren't part of customizer parameters.
> Besides those things the output should be functionally equivalent, and
> I have found it useful on occasion to quickly make nice indented,
> legible output from some spaghetti code.
>
> Hans
>
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