Programming environments on the XO
cjb at laptop.org
Thu Jul 17 11:21:51 EDT 2008
> There has been talk about expanding Pippy to support a variety of
> programming languages, perhaps as plugins; to add syntax
> highlighting; and general interest in seeing Develop proceed.
Pippy's always had syntax highlighting, see:
The gtksourceview2 library we're using has support for syntax
highlighting almost all programming languages, not just Python.
If someone has another educationally-appropriate programming language
in mind, I think it'd be short work to add support for it into Pippy.
Gathering tutorial code for the new language would be harder work.
> Syntax highlighting in Write has been brought up as well. C and
> is used for a fair bit of code that we ship; but enthusiasts of
> Ruby and many other languages have considered providing an intro
> dev environment as a standalone activity, one per language. And
> HTML creation is possible in Write but without highlighting, and it
> is not obvious how to put this to good use.
I'd be happy to switch over to embedding a Write buffer into Pippy,
once it has syntax highlighting. Another useful feature would be for
Write to have unique background colors for collaborators, as Gobby does.
I wonder if that would be a small enough task for someone to take on.
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
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