Nutcracker IDE (Squirrel scripting Editor)
Nutracker is an IDE purely focused on the Squirrel scripting language. Over the years I've used Squirrel on and off, but I was always put off by the lack of tools, so I've reused code from another project (https://bitbucket.org/ruifig/g4devkit) to quickly create a usable IDE for Squirrel.
- Simple workspace management
- Debugger. Supports step in, out, over. Also supports inspecting locals and watches.
- Step in, out, over.
- Watches and Locals (only inspectable, not editable)
- Easy to add more interpreters.
- For the debugger to work, the interpreter needs to implement the SQDBG protocol:
- At the moment it doesn't allow connecting to an already running interpreter, but that's easily done. Lets me know if you need that feature.
- Basic syntax colouring.
- Current parser is actually a C parser, so not everything is perfect.
Building from source
You need Visual Studio 2017. Everything else you need should be included in the repository already.
- Build wxWidgets (dependencies\wxWidgets\build\msw\wx_vc15.sln)
- Win32 (Debug and Release configurations)
- Alternatively you can use the "dependencies\PrepareEnvironment.bat" batch file to build wxWidgets.
- Build Squirrel Shell (dependencies\squirrelsh\quirrelsh.sln)
- Build Squirrel (dependencies\squirrel\squirrel.sln)
- Build nutcracker (source\Nutcracker.sln)
Keyboard shortcuts mostly emulate Visual Studio and/or Visual Assist where applicable
- F5 - Starts the current script with the debugger
- CTRL + F5 - Starts the current script without the debugger
- CTRL + S - Save your bacon (current file) . SAVE YOUR BACON!
- CTRL + F - Find in current file
- CTRL + SHIFT + F - Find in workspace
- SHIFT + ALT + O - Go to file. Start typing and it will filter
- F9 - Sets/Remove a breakpoint in the current line
- F10 - Step over
- F11 - Step into
- SHIFT + F11 - Step out (exit current function)
- CTRL + ALT + BREAK - Break
The workspace simply keeps track of folders, breakpoints and watches. It does not keep track of any per-file specific options, or interpreter options. A quick overview on how to manage files:
- Drag a folder into the workspace window. It will start tracking that folder
- At the moment you can't create/rename/delete files from the workspace. You need to externally create files, then click the "refresh" button in the workspace, to synchronize the folders.
- You can remove a folder from the workspace by right clicking it.
- Only ansi and x86 provided at the moment. I need to refactor some things for proper Unicode support, and 64-bits. Nothing particularly hard.
- Would be nice to have some kind of autocompletion, although that's not an easy task for a dynamically typed language like Squirrel.
A quick tour
I recorded a small video explaining the basic features. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf07Da3K1lw