Develop core atom coffeescript source


#1

Is there a way to set up atom to develop the core coffeescript files from src (language-mode.coffee for example)? I would like to debug changes to these files without having to rebuild atom. ‘apm link’ and ‘apm develop’ does not seem to handle this case.


#2

The level of interactivity you’re talking about, and emacs-like self-knowledge (documentation, auto-completion, and source-code for emacs functions/variables available at your fingertips everywhere in a very fluid way) is the main thing keeping me away from full time atom use.

It would be great to point to a bit of coffee script and find the source-code that created that function or object, or read the documentation about it and it’s api, just like you can in emacs. It makes for a pretty amazing development experience.


#3

I’m sure a package could do this. Atom is young. These things will come.