I work with certain type of binary files, which are not human-readable, but a human-readable representation can be created using command-line tools provided by a number of third-party libraries (there is a command-line binaries, and there is a python package for that). I often need to examine that human-readable representation, search for certain components and such. Up to now, I’ve been doing this by parsing the files in the terminal and scrolling/grepping in the terminal.
Is this the kind of problem that justifies development of an Atom package?
Is it possible to have a package that provides a read-only “view” representation of a document?
Is it possible to run command-line preprocessors and route the output?
Is it possible to write packages in python, or use functionality implemented in python?
Is there a package with functionality similar to what I am thinking to do so I can learn?
Looking forward to your replies!