Is it possible to allow use of any IDE for writing python scripts? It would be really nice to use a full-featured IDE and be able to launch it from within rhino, and do testing, custom colors, linting etc.
I like this idea too. I would like to be able to use SublimeText or Atom to write python script for Grasshopper.
You can write your scripts in any editor.
yes, of course, but not being able to test natively or have linting and
autocomplete on rhinocommon reduces the appeal of that workflow to zero.
As far as I know, there isn’t a one size fits all solution for supporting all of the different IDEs out there. We do plan to plan to try and “pick one” and do a better job of improving communication between the editor and Rhino (this was done for Atom in Mac Rhino.)
being able to use atom on windows would be great. I’m not married to any
particular editor, there are a number of great ones out there, and the
Built-in one is by no means unworkable, it’s just that something like atom
offers a lot more, and some nifty features that make development a faster
and more pleasant.