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OpenSCAD's editor?

GH
gene heskett
Thu, Jul 28, 2022 9:09 AM

Possibly illuminating question:

The OpenSCAD builtin editor, does it contain any code borrowed from gedit?

I ask because something is playing 52 pickup with my code, modules I
wrote a
month ago are turning up missing when I reload the master file. The calls at
the bottom of the file are still there, but the modules it calls have
vanished.

I banished gedit from all my machines and switched to geany because I
was tired of
gedits habit of shuffling the order of a files contents, leaving out 40
lines here,
duplicating 200 lines there, causing me to have to spend a day or more
re-creating
a 750+ line config file for one of my LinuxCNC machines. That was
downright painful.

Thanks all.

Cheers, Gene Heskett.

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Possibly illuminating question: The OpenSCAD builtin editor, does it contain any code borrowed from gedit? I ask because something is playing 52 pickup with my code, modules I wrote a month ago are turning up missing when I reload the master file. The calls at the bottom of the file are still there, but the modules it calls have vanished. I banished gedit from all my machines and switched to geany because I was tired of gedits habit of shuffling the order of a files contents, leaving out 40 lines here, duplicating 200 lines there, causing me to have to spend a day or more re-creating a 750+ line config file for one of my LinuxCNC machines. That was downright painful. Thanks all. Cheers, Gene Heskett. -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940) If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/>
GH
gene heskett
Thu, Jul 28, 2022 5:38 PM

On 7/28/22 05:13, gene heskett wrote:

Possibly illuminating question:

The OpenSCAD builtin editor, does it contain any code borrowed from
gedit?

I ask because something is playing 52 pickup with my code, modules I
wrote a
month ago are turning up missing when I reload the master file. The
calls at
the bottom of the file are still there, but the modules it calls have
vanished.

I banished gedit from all my machines and switched to geany because I
was tired of
gedits habit of shuffling the order of a files contents, leaving out
40 lines here,
duplicating 200 lines there, causing me to have to spend a day or more
re-creating
a 750+ line config file for one of my LinuxCNC machines. That was
downright painful.

Thanks all.

Cheers, Gene Heskett.

FWIW, I found the missing code in a 2 week older file and copy/pasted it
back into the working
version. But I'll gladly put both hands on a stack of bibles that /I/
did not erase them.

The gedit banishment still stands. That thing is dangerous to your
mental health.
Thanks everybody.

Cheers, Gene Heskett.

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

On 7/28/22 05:13, gene heskett wrote: > Possibly illuminating question: > > The OpenSCAD builtin editor, does it contain any code borrowed from > gedit? > > I ask because something is playing 52 pickup with my code, modules I > wrote a > month ago are turning up missing when I reload the master file. The > calls at > the bottom of the file are still there, but the modules it calls have > vanished. > > I banished gedit from all my machines and switched to geany because I > was tired of > gedits habit of shuffling the order of a files contents, leaving out > 40 lines here, > duplicating 200 lines there, causing me to have to spend a day or more > re-creating > a 750+ line config file for one of my LinuxCNC machines. That was > downright painful. > > Thanks all. > > Cheers, Gene Heskett. FWIW, I found the missing code in a 2 week older file and copy/pasted it back into the working version. But I'll gladly put both hands on a stack of bibles that /I/ did not erase them. The gedit banishment still stands. That thing is dangerous to your mental health. Thanks everybody. Cheers, Gene Heskett. -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940) If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis Genes Web page<http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/>
MM
Michael Marx
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 12:03 AM

The OpenSCAD editor is QScintilla, based on Scintilla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintilla_(software) .

I have not had it lose text.

But the best thing is it saves a backup of unsaved files on every F5 or F6.

See Help/Library-info for your platform backup location.

Parsing design (AST generation)...

Saved backup file: C:/Users/.../Documents/OpenSCAD/backups/large-text-backup-pweVRmyG.scad

Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)...


From: gene heskett [mailto:gheskett@shentel.net]
Sent: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 03:39
To: discuss@lists.openscad.org
Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: OpenSCAD's editor?
The OpenSCAD builtin editor, does it contain any code borrowed from gedit?

I ask because something is playing 52 pickup with my code, modules I wrote a
month ago are turning up missing when I reload the master file. The calls at
the bottom of the file are still there, but the modules it calls have vanished.

FWIW, I found the missing code in a 2 week older file and copy/pasted it back into the working

version. But I'll gladly put both hands on a stack of bibles that I did not erase them.

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The OpenSCAD editor is QScintilla, based on Scintilla <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintilla_(software)> . I have not had it lose text. But the best thing is it saves a backup of unsaved files on every F5 or F6. See Help/Library-info for your platform backup location. Parsing design (AST generation)... Saved backup file: C:/Users/.../Documents/OpenSCAD/backups/large-text-backup-pweVRmyG.scad Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)... _____ From: gene heskett [mailto:gheskett@shentel.net] Sent: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 03:39 To: discuss@lists.openscad.org Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: OpenSCAD's editor? The OpenSCAD builtin editor, does it contain any code borrowed from gedit? I ask because something is playing 52 pickup with my code, modules I wrote a month ago are turning up missing when I reload the master file. The calls at the bottom of the file are still there, but the modules it calls have vanished. FWIW, I found the missing code in a 2 week older file and copy/pasted it back into the working version. But I'll gladly put both hands on a stack of bibles that I did not erase them. -- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. https://www.avg.com
GH
gene heskett
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 1:00 AM

On 7/29/22 20:07, Michael Marx wrote:

The OpenSCAD editor is QScintilla, based on Scintilla https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintilla_(software) .

No familiarity with that.

I have not had it lose text.

But the best thing is it saves a backup of unsaved files on every F5 or F6.

See Help/Library-info for your platform backup location.

Parsing design (AST generation)...

Saved backup file: C:/Users/.../Documents/OpenSCAD/backups/large-text-backup-pweVRmyG.scad

Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)...

I considered that. But it has hot keys that might be triggered by my fat
fingers, and I've seen it
fold a module out of sight. Now I'm wondering if the two missing modules
I got back from a 2 week back "save as", may have been the result of a
save to master while those 2 modules were "folded" out of sight? Is that
a possibility?

These symptoms are not the same as caused me to nuke gedit and its git.
Hot keys w/o docs will be the
end of me yet... Is there a config menu where I can turn off the likely
culprits?

Thank you Michael, take care & stay well.

[...]

Cheers, Gene Heskett.

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

On 7/29/22 20:07, Michael Marx wrote: > The OpenSCAD editor is QScintilla, based on Scintilla <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintilla_(software)> . > > No familiarity with that. > > I have not had it lose text. > > But the best thing is it saves a backup of unsaved files on every F5 or F6. > > See Help/Library-info for your platform backup location. > > > > Parsing design (AST generation)... > > Saved backup file: C:/Users/.../Documents/OpenSCAD/backups/large-text-backup-pweVRmyG.scad > > Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)... I considered that. But it has hot keys that might be triggered by my fat fingers, and I've seen it fold a module out of sight. Now I'm wondering if the two missing modules I got back from a 2 week back "save as", may have been the result of a save to master while those 2 modules were "folded" out of sight? Is that a possibility? These symptoms are not the same as caused me to nuke gedit and its git. Hot keys w/o docs will be the end of me yet... Is there a config menu where I can turn off the likely culprits? Thank you Michael, take care & stay well. [...] Cheers, Gene Heskett. -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940) If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/>
MM
Michael Marx
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 1:19 AM

F5 & F6 are the shortcuts for Preview & Render.

If you do either operation, from the Menu or using the Button/Icon, it will save a backup.

Re folding, the fold-state is not saved, so it will not lose info.

AFAIK there are no keycodes for folding, only the icon:

&

You could have misclicked and then not noticed the little '+'-in-a-box.

-----Original Message-----

From: gene heskett [mailto:gheskett@shentel.net]

Sent: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 11:01

Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: OpenSCAD's editor?

On 7/29/22 20:07, Michael Marx wrote:

The OpenSCAD editor is QScintilla, based on Scintilla

No familiarity with that.

I have not had it lose text.

But the best thing is it saves a backup of unsaved files on every F5 or F6.

See Help/Library-info for your platform backup location.

Parsing design (AST generation)...

Saved backup file: C:/Users/.../Documents/OpenSCAD/backups/large-text-backup-

pweVRmyG.scad

Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)...

I considered that. But it has hot keys that might be triggered by my fat

fingers, and I've seen it

fold a module out of sight. Now I'm wondering if the two missing modules

I got back from a 2 week back "save as", may have been the result of a

save to master while those 2 modules were "folded" out of sight? Is that

a possibility?

These symptoms are not the same as caused me to nuke gedit and its git.

Hot keys w/o docs will be the

end of me yet... Is there a config menu where I can turn off the likely

culprits?

Thank you Michael, take care & stay well.

[...]

Cheers, Gene Heskett.

--

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:

soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."

-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

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F5 & F6 are the shortcuts for Preview & Render. If you do either operation, from the Menu or using the Button/Icon, it will save a backup. Re folding, the fold-state is not saved, so it will not lose info. AFAIK there are no keycodes for folding, only the icon: & You could have misclicked and then not noticed the little '+'-in-a-box. > -----Original Message----- > From: gene heskett [mailto:gheskett@shentel.net] > Sent: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 11:01 > To: discuss@lists.openscad.org > Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: OpenSCAD's editor? > > On 7/29/22 20:07, Michael Marx wrote: > > The OpenSCAD editor is QScintilla, based on Scintilla > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scintilla_(software)> . > > > > > No familiarity with that. > > > > I have not had it lose text. > > > > But the best thing is it saves a backup of unsaved files on every F5 or F6. > > > > See Help/Library-info for your platform backup location. > > > > > > > > Parsing design (AST generation)... > > > > Saved backup file: C:/Users/.../Documents/OpenSCAD/backups/large-text-backup- > pweVRmyG.scad > > > > Compiling design (CSG Tree generation)... > I considered that. But it has hot keys that might be triggered by my fat > fingers, and I've seen it > fold a module out of sight. Now I'm wondering if the two missing modules > I got back from a 2 week back "save as", may have been the result of a > save to master while those 2 modules were "folded" out of sight? Is that > a possibility? > > These symptoms are not the same as caused me to nuke gedit and its git. > Hot keys w/o docs will be the > end of me yet... Is there a config menu where I can turn off the likely > culprits? > > Thank you Michael, take care & stay well. > > [...] > > Cheers, Gene Heskett. > -- > "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: > soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." > -Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940) > If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. > - Louis D. Brandeis > Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/> > _______________________________________________ > OpenSCAD mailing list > To unsubscribe send an email to discuss-leave@lists.openscad.org -- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. https://www.avg.com
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gene heskett
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 7:00 AM

On 7/29/22 21:23, Michael Marx wrote:

F5 & F6 are the shortcuts for Preview & Render.

If you do either operation, from the Menu or using the Button/Icon, it will save a backup.

Re folding, the fold-state is not saved, so it will not lose info.

AFAIK there are no keycodes for folding, only the icon:

[...]

You could have misclicked and then not noticed the little '+'-in-a-box.

That is a possibility, but that wouldn't, or shouldn't cause a render
failure of something else that
uses that folded code... I just went thru that file, there are no +
boxes now.

So I'm still puzzled. But that has been my status for at least 8 decades
now. ;o)

Thank you, take care and stay well, Michael.
[...]

Cheers, Gene Heskett.

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940)
If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

On 7/29/22 21:23, Michael Marx wrote: > F5 & F6 are the shortcuts for Preview & Render. > > If you do either operation, from the Menu or using the Button/Icon, it will save a backup. > > > > Re folding, the fold-state is not saved, so it will not lose info. > > AFAIK there are no keycodes for folding, only the icon: [...] > You could have misclicked and then not noticed the little '+'-in-a-box. That is a possibility, but that wouldn't, or shouldn't cause a render failure of something else that uses that folded code... I just went thru that file, there are no + boxes now. So I'm still puzzled. But that has been my status for at least 8 decades now. ;o) Thank you, take care and stay well, Michael. [...] Cheers, Gene Heskett. -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author, 1940) If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/>