The external, free, high level Notepad++ editor can propose an advanced feature
not available in the embedded Scilab editor: All calling sequences of a function
can be displayed when typing the opening "(". This feature is enabled
by the scilab.xml file. It greatly helps in reminding on-the-fly the expected
lists of arguments.
scilab.xml also enables completion of function names through the <em>full
list</em> of Scilab's functions.
Other Notepad++ features such as syntax colorization, folding / unfolding of
block of statements, parentheses or brackets or braces matching, etc.. are
defined and proposed for Scilab through the UserDefineLang.xml file.
The two main subsets of reserved Scilab keywords (built-in functions, and
macros) are extensively given for syntax highlightment, including undocumented
REMARKS about syntax parsing rules
* "/" cannot be declared as an operator because Notepad++ couldn't
distinguish it from "//" for comments.
* The keywords "then", "else", "elseif",
"case", or "catch" are highlighted like other ones, but
Notepad++ does not allow to fold / unfold sub-blocks opened with them, because
they have no specific ending words.
* The single quote _'_ cannot be declared as an alternative string delimiter.
Otherwise, Notepad++ would parse the ' transposition operator as the opening of
a string, making a big part of the following code wrongly parsed.