Hi, my name is Livio.
I started using processing (Version 3.5.3 on Windows 10) a week ago.
I noticed some problems in the editor:
TAB does not allow to align the lines well.
When I use getContent(), from class XML, the word getContent it appears blue and I can use the help “Find In Reference”, but if I use getIntContent() it appears black and I can’t use the " Find In Reference" function when I click with right button of the mouse.
I like very much Processing and I hope the editor will improve soon, recently I use Atmel Studio 7 and I must say that the editor of the latter is much more powerful.
thank’s for the feedback on using processing IDE 3.5.3
for a week.
the aligning of code lines in the editor actually is automatic
( line indentation on [enter] )
if you use accidently use [Tab] or manual [space]
can be repaired with [ctrl][t]
so if you ok with that formatting you have not to use [Tab] at all;
but if you like another manual formatting ( [Tab] or [space] )
a [ctrl][t] might damage that.
so the trick is to learn what different style/format the default code styler allows.
i like this way, example:
int longv = 5; // a variable
int v = 20; // a other variable
if ( v > longv ) v = longv; // check
else v = 0; // stay safe
and i call that
positioning for readability
with [Tab] or [space] works and survives [ctrl][t]
for comparing the editor ( or the whole IDE … )
with other tools, the processing IDE is meant for a easy start
and will NOT evolve ( in weeks or month )
so if you are more happy with other tools use them.
often mentioned requests are code folding and coloring…,
please try tools like “atom” or “geany”
Thank you for the answer, and about getIntContent() ?
I have other indications for the editor, is anyone interested? Is this the right forum to post them?
I use the tabs to align my comments or code for readability and they do not align as expected and I may have to add spaces.
In my other editors the tab is at absolute locations and equal increments from left of page.