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- Subject: Online Lua IDE - is it a good idea?
- From: Alek Paunov <alex@...>
- Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 18:22:09 +0200
C9  based, but Lua/Luvit centric online IDE service?
Would such a service be valuable for the Lua community, especially the
As most of the List probably knows, the company behind the amazing C9
project runs JS/Node.js centric IDE service at c9.io, which is
implemented as integration of Github IDE sources with (closed source)
IMHO, some potential benefits would be:
* more easy start for beginners
* feature for choosing per-installed module-set profiles
* option to use/test with different Lua engines/Luvit/Tir
* Lua centric code search (across the projects in service)
* more appealing lua.org/demo replacement
Of course such a big project will bring bunch of challenges - reliable
hosting; per session containers (LXC or something); implementation of V8
debugging protocol (which C9 uses for interactive debugging); etc. May
be recent Koneki  bits would be of great help for Lua support in C9.
High-quality in-browser IDE written in JS
(including node.js server side).