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an IDE using JavaScript + DHTML?


Hi,

I have to make an IDE (text editor, project options and stuff). My
idea was, would this be possible to write using html and javascript?

I need these features on win/linux/mac (maybe firefox required)
- read/write text files to the local hard disk
- access the temp directory (not neccessarily needed)
- Be able to start a native program (the compiler)

I have the compiler in every platform, I just need the IDE.

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-Gernot
int main(int argc, char** argv) {printf
("%silto%c%cf%cgl%ssic%ccom%c", "ma", 58, 'g', 64, "ba", 46, 10);}


Oct 2 '07 #1
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Gernot Frisch wrote:
Hi,

I have to make an IDE (text editor, project options and stuff). My
idea was, would this be possible to write using html and javascript?
Bad idea. :-)

>
I need these features on win/linux/mac (maybe firefox required)
- read/write text files to the local hard disk
No, not possible.
JS has no access to local filesystem.
- access the temp directory (not neccessarily needed)
Nope.
- Be able to start a native program (the compiler)
Nope
>
I have the compiler in every platform, I just need the IDE.
JavaScript lives in a webbrowser (and sometimes on a server).
It is not suited for your needs.

Have a look at Java.
Maybe Eclipse?
It is an open sourced environment suited for your needs with many
features build in, like an IDE for many languages.

Regards,
Erwin Moller
Oct 2 '07 #2
On Oct 2, 10:42 am, Erwin Moller
<Since_humans_read_this_I_am_spammed_too_m...@spam yourself.comwrote:
Gernot Frisch wrote:
>I have to make an IDE (text editor, project options and stuff). My
idea was, would this be possible to write using html and javascript?
Have a look at Java.
Maybe Eclipse?
It is an open sourced environment suited for your needs with many
features build in, like an IDE for many languages.
Or XUL. Then you can use Firefox (kinda) / CSS / JS for it. That is
what Komodo does: http://www.activestate.com/openkomodo/

--
David Dorward
http://dorward.me.uk/
http://blog.dorward.me.uk/

Oct 2 '07 #3

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