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The add-ons provide syntax highlighting and/or code block folding for OScript sources. Modern editing components offer more convenience than the Livelink Builder IDE and even though you'd have to paste the resulting code back to the Livelink Builder editor when finished, you might still feel more comfortable than when typing in the Livelink Builder editor all the time.
I got interested because I actually do this. I use SciTE (a programmer's notepad, originally a demonstration application for the Scintilla editing component) when working with OScript sources, mainly for three things:
- Write longer scripts. Autocompletion and calltip help improves the productivity.
- Review source code. Code structure emphasized by the font style is easier to go through.
- Default viewer for opening *.osx files from Perforce Visual Client. I find myself looking and comparing code from other branches pretty often; code block folding and calltip help are very useful to understand foreign code.
If you like the screenshots below and want the same viewing/editing experience you'll need to download at least the version 3.2.0 of SciTE that has OScript support built in. Linux users can simply install the latest SciTE from the package repository of their distribution. Additionally you'll grab and install the OScript API description from the SciTE customization page to get autocompletion and calltip help.