Scintilla alternative support

Registered by Mario Guerriero on 2012-08-07

Scratch could have a support to scintilla, in alternative to gtksourceview.

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here is a scintilla vapi (https://github.com/codebrainz/scintilla-vala/blob/master/scintilla.vapi) --mefrio

What's wrong with GtkSourceView? SciTE doesn't look any better than Gedit to me. --shnatsel

Based on my experience with Scintilla editors (Scite, Geany):
- Code folding
- Code breakpoints
- Faster loading/syntax highlighting (tested with a 2.5mb js file)
- Odd flicker with the large file above (only under Scite - Geany works great)
- Indent guides
- Good Code completion (managed to properly index the big js file)
Not sure if it offers more or less languages/themes than gtksourceview (nor how hard they are to make for Scintilla) but it should be about the same.

An interesting side-effect is that, well, not having to rely on Gnome might be good. The code folding feature has been in their bugzilla for over 10 years now and has yet to be implemented.
--ottorobba

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