What’s New

Version 4.2.0

This release supports the DataFlex language.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

DaNuke ,

learning lua but

I have used a combination of BBedit and the terminal for working with Lua for a while. However, there is a new upgrade for BBEdit that costs nearly as much as this app. I tried looking around for info and in a few places read that SiTe is generally better than BBEdit. One reason that I bought this app because it was highly recommended in the book BEGINNING LUA WITH WORLD OF WARCRAFT ADDONS, and that the app include a “Go” function. That looked like I could do just about everything from this one app.
When I tried running a current lua file from the app, I got this message:
>lua5.1 "fact.lua"
shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Operation not permitted
/bin/bash: lua5.1: command not found
>Exit code: 0

I guess that this is combination of permissions and the fact that I have Lua 5.3.3 which installed on my home directory when I followed the Lua installation/make instructions. The /bin/bash:lua5.1 looks windowish to me????

whydoihavetospecifyanickname ,

Fast and highly extensible

SciTE is a great, highly extensible, and fast text editor. I use it mainly to edit R and LaTeX files. The developer and the SciTE mailing list provide nearly instant feedback on any problems that may arise. Previously I had tried BBEdit, TextWrangler, Fraise, and Tincta. I find this text editor be far superior for my needs (they were either too bloated, no longer in development and buggy, or didn't have the features I wanted).

I highly recommend this editor.

jazzaccord ,

Not working for Python on Yosemite

I’ve used SciTE on a PC doing Python for years and it is awesome. I’m trying to move to Mac and saw this port. When I try to run Python from F5 (Tools, Go) I get the error:

shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Operation not permitted.

So some kind of a permissions error but not being a Mac guy I’m lost. There is no Mac specifc info with the app, and there is no way to contact the developer. This app was updated in April, so I expected it to support Yosemite?


Neil Hodgson
4.2 MB
Developer Tools

OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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