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Any plans for a desktop app?
razzi (8)

As a longtime emacs user, I appreciate all that repl.it brings to the table, but in my experience, powerful keybinding customization, git integration, offline support, and hackability-to-the-core only comes with a desktop app. Do you have plans to make repl.it work for the desktop? Or are you able to do development solely in repl.it already?

For me right now, repl.it is fun for pulling up some language stack I use infrequently (i.e. Haskell) but if I were to use it for all development I'd want a dedicated app.

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razzi (8)

@amasad What you've outlined sounds pretty stellar actually, namely the ability to sync local files via cli (which of course then could be integrated into any development environment).

I'll add on that it would be sweet to have a repl.it shell from my terminal - I'd like run something like repl shell from a project directory and have the language stack available to me, whether via sending code to repl.it or by having the cli spin up a local environment. I use a variety of commands like django-admin shell but it would be cool for repl.it to provide that for any language/framework so that I can get right to experimentation.

Other than that, a dedicated application would allow me to have fewer tabs open in my browser and work offline (although offline repl.it couldn't do the nice things it does like automatically adding packages)