Repl.it Desktop 😯
AppliDev (84)

Hello, replers I was just wondering if any of you are interested in a repl.it desktop app. I know they were working on one but I think they stopped that one. So if you are interested in a repl.it desktop app just upvote this (If we get 20 upvotes I will do it). And I will try to convince the creators (which are @amasad and @hayaodeh ) to let me code one and if you guys want to help! I am happy to collab with you!
Also, by the way, I am planning to use Electron!
Look at this post: https://repl.it/talk/ask/Replit-Desktop-SIgnup/18409
Join the support discord server: https://discord.gg/PB4h5pt

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KelvinVerhey (23)

@coolguy284 I have no problems with desktop apps at all. What I have a problem with is ones that hog and bog down my entire system like ones built on Electron do. I wouldn't even attempt this in C++. C would be insanity, but I might be up for the challenge in a few years when I have time. There is the opensource VSCode git. It is Electron based. It already has REPL functionality for a lot of languages. At that point what do you even need this website for? Just use the Code Runner extension.

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=formulahendry.code-runner

As far as I'm concerned there is VSCode with a much larger development community than anything we could provide backed by Microsoft using Electron and supports plugins/extensions. Alongside the Microsoft marketplace with people already solving the problem. I still fail to see what benefit this competing solution is going to provide. I refuse to use VSCode because of how slow it is. It's bad enough I have to install Visual Studio. Profiler and Debugger support for C, as it just doesn't have enough love on Linux. VSCode, nor this desktop app is going to solve that problem anytime soon. If it's for any of the things already listed in Code Runner for anything else, then it might be worth also helping contribute to that extension, or as suggested, fork it... We have an epidemic shortage of good programmers in the world.

How is making yet another tool dividing time and resources going to help that? There are other extensions to do REPL in VSCode out there. I still don't see anyone answering the question of why or what this is going to provide that isn't already out there?