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Sunday, 25 September 2011



I have started to script again, using Python (Pymel too) in Maya. Right now I am just reminded again the neced for a windows notepad replacement.

This made me remember how much I relied on Notepad++, the freeware notepad application. It is also a very powerful source code editor that supports 50 programming and scripting languages built-in. On top of this, it is possible to install more user-defined languages from a bigger list available from the website.

Notepad++ very configurable in terms of colours for text and the way code and script is highlighted in different styles and colours that change with the programming/scripting language. It also supports many plug-in to expand its functionality. I especially like the lines-numbering, and code-folding functionality that allows me to hide/show blocks of code defined by indentations or brackets (different for every programming/scripting language).

I've just got it up and running. I am happy now :)

Thank you, developers of Notepad++!

Incidentally, as I was looking up the link for defining code-folding, I became aware that there is even a Facebook page dedicated to the code-folding! Gosh!