[Geany-Devel] Lua script vs the plugin wishlist

Thrawn shell_layer-geany at xxxxx
Wed Jun 5 03:19:26 UTC 2013

Hi, folks.

I took a look through the plugin wishlist recently, and it seems to me that a fair number of them could be solved quickly and easily using Lua scripting. Advanced interaction with Geany's chrome is out, but for text wrangling and integration with external tools, Lua scripts are effective, and they're extremely quick and easy to do.

I'm going to upload a 'delete duplicate lines' script to the Geany wiki soon, and then I plan to take a look at jumping to external functions in files that aren't open. FTP integration might be feasible too.

I could use GeanyPy, I suppose, and it's capable of more advanced stuff, but it's not available as a precompiled package, and the build process wanted to install over 100MB of python-dev dependencies...not really keen, nor would I want to impose that burden on end-users. I'll just pick the low-hanging fruit with Lua.


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