I started working on this plugin known as RayCode about 2 months ago as a simple but useful IDE/code-editor.
There’s builtin syntax-highlighting, that is fast and runs separately from the editor to avoid yielding.
(boatbomber’s highlight module sample code: GitHub - boatbomber/Highlighter: RichText highlighting Lua code with a pure Lua lexer)
Flexible Window Sizing
I’ve also implemented autocomplete which interprets different key types (e.g function → ()) and can be autocompleted via the tab key or clicking one of the keywords in the list. It also recognizes libraries and variables.
Context-menu for clear navigation of actions and windows
Independent Output logging
I wanted to make something that was easy, portable and useful; you just whip it up and tada - it works. I found other plugins like InCommand which were lacking in useful settings like color config, autofill, etc (although I know it’s sole purpose was to be simple). There’s no practical use of this over Roblox’s script editor which includes a much more intelligent LSP.
Any future plans?
I plan to integrate some sort of VSC-like feature that allows version control, let me know any ideas!
This is a huge plugin and right now there are too many issues for me to maintain, find and fix.
Although tabbing does work, pasting code will not auto-format it as it’s regex is reserved for autofill (input is a lot more restrictive within plugins). It’s mostly just visual bugs which don’t affect the actual functionality of the plugin as of now, but I do still hope to find more.
I’m considering letting someone else alot more experienced than me to takeover the plugin as I plan to completely remake this plugin into something alot more simple like InCommand with the same features (autofill, execute, syntax-highlighting, saving scripts, etc).
- Testing code for client or serversided in real-time (both playtesting and whatnot)
- Keeping a directory of saved scripts per project without having to make messy folders and search for it
- Keep logs independent from the output which can reduce messy error loggings and fill it
For now, the plugin is not for sale.
Appreciating all feedback!