Can I Use Another IDE??

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caffey
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Can I Use Another IDE??

Post by caffey » Tue 10 Apr 2018, 03:39

Is it possible to use another IDE? No offense but the indentation settings (like number of spaces for indentation) aren't sitting well with me and I can't find a place to adjust the setting.

Thanks

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Re: Can I Use Another IDE??

Post by guest » Tue 10 Apr 2018, 08:47

caffey wrote:
Tue 10 Apr 2018, 03:39
Is it possible to use another IDE? No offense but the indentation settings (like number of spaces for indentation) aren't sitting well with me and I can't find a place to adjust the setting.
You don't say whether you are referring to BBC BASIC for Windows (BB4W) or to BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 (BBCSDL) and in the context of the IDE that distinction is obviously important. For a start, BBCSDL is already supplied with two different IDEs (Andy Parkes' BBCEdit and my SDLIDE) so you have a choice to begin with. Also, both those IDEs are themselves coded in BASIC so are easily customisable. The supplied BB4W IDE, on the other hand, has remained virtually unchanged for more than 15 years so the only way to 'customise' that (beyond what is provided for) would be to replace it entirely. However, SDLIDE (one of the IDEs supplied with BBCSDL) will run under BB4W too!

So with the limited amount of information you have provided all I can say is that, yes, you can certainly use an alternative IDE. Both BB4W (full version) and BBCSDL come with the BBC BASIC Run Time Engine as a separate file (bbcwrun6.exe in one case, bbcsdl.exe in the other) so a replacement IDE could execute BASIC programs just like the native ones can. If you want to experiment with writing your own IDE, or adapting one of the existing ones, then SDLIDE.bbc - which runs under both BB4W and BBCSDL - would be a good starting point.

Richard.

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Re: Can I Use Another IDE??

Post by caffey » Wed 11 Apr 2018, 06:34

Awesome!!! Richard thanks so much for the reply and yes I was referring BBC4W initially

I had done a little modification to SDLIDE but didn't think to run it with BBC4W but I'll give that a try (Although I hadn't purchased the full version yet so I don't have bbcwrun6.exe file YET)

Thanks so much

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