New Atom package for safe CircuitPython editing #circuitpython
Atom is a popular multi-platform text editor, with excellent Python support, great for use with CircuitPython. But out of the box it may not edit files on a CIRCUITPY drive safely, because it doesn’t force all the data in a file to be written out immediately to the drive when you save. We’ve created a simple Atom package, fsync-on-save, to do this for you. This package replaces an older one, circuitpython-force-to-drive, which is now obsolete and has been deleted. The older package didn’t handle CIRCUITPY drives that had been renamed to some other name.
This immediate-write problem is only an issue on Windows and Linux. MacOS always writes out all the data to CIRCUITPY immediately, without help, so you don’t need fsync-on-save on MacOS. For more information about safe editing, check out this section on editing code in the Welcome to CircuitPython Learn Guide.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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