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You say N++ can't compile?
Notepad++ is just a simple text editor with syntax highlighting. Personally I love it, but the drawback is that sometimes I want to compile and write code with the same tool. As you know Notepad++ has no built-in compiler of any programming language. Good news is that we actually can integrate it ourselves.
Yes, it can!
To our help comes NppExec. With this plugin you can execute your commands you would execute in your command line (CMD) without leaving Notepad++. So let's install it by clicking on Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager, and find NppExec.
Now we need to make a little console window shown in bottom of our window. Press CTRL + ~, or just go to Plugins -> NppExec -> Toggle Console Dialog. Here it is! Your built-in console. Now we can execute any command in this console.
But to simplify our compiling process, we can write and save a little script for it. Let's say we want to compile Pascal in the same way as we would do it via console. So lets open Plugins -> NppExec -> Execute or just F6 and write the following code there:
cd $(CURRENT_DIRECTORY) fpc $(NAME_PART).pas
Save it named, let's say "Pascal". Now every time we want to compile, we can just press F6. If you can not compile just make sure you have set PATHs correctly. How to do that look at this guide.
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