I have several changes that I think would help make certain types of development in Snap! easier.
Option to reload an extension using src_load without having to refresh the page
currently, if you src_load an extension that you have already loaded, Snap! won't load the extension again. this makes sense to conserve resources, but it means you have to reload the page if you actually want to load the extension again (such as when developing an extension).
This option doesn't even have to be a setting, maybe an option in the file menu when extension blocks are enabled to manually load an extension.
Save the "extension blocks" setting in the project
Just save it in the project somewhere, more like Log pen vectors and less like JS extensions
Option to enable visible stepping without the extra popups and colors
Currently, when visible stepping is enabled, data being reported inside custom blocks and functions pops up outside them. while I understand how this could be useful occasionally, most of the time it is just annoying, especially with blocks that handle large chunks of data.
In addition, it also highlights scripts when you hover over a variable in the pallette. again, this could be useful sometimes, but when working with very large scripts having Snap! freeze for a minute every time you accidentally touch a variable in the pallette is very annoying.
I would like to be able to have visible stepping without any of these extra features.
If any of this sounds too harsh
Sorry, I'm venting a bit in this post.
I really love Snap! and just want it to be the best it can be.
I understand making changes to such a complex program can be hard.