I am at the very beginning stages of programming and am seeking answers. I have created the .toc and .lua files but unlike the .xml file, I do not have a program to open them with. My question is what program do I use to edit the toc and lua files. Do I edit them in notepad or do I download the lua language?
Sorry for asking such a simple question I guess but please provide me with an answer. I have done simple java and python programming before so I am not completely clueless.
What do you use for writing code in other languages, Curious3? It's entirely possible that it can highlight Lua syntax also.
SciTE, Notepad++, Jext, .... any of the "programmer's text editors" will do. None of them are specifically for editing Lua code. Find an editor you like using, and then twiddle it to work with Lua, not the other way around.
For example, I'm from the old school, so I use vi/gvim. The Lua language is older than many of the new buzzword-compliant programming languages that you hear about on these forums, but the vi editor is older than most of the programmers here. Even then, it "just works" with Lua, and the gvim variant already ships with a Lua highlighting config.
Personally, I use Notepad2. It's syntax highlighter doesn't support Lua, but that is fine by me, as I generally am annoyed by syntax highlighting. It also has a very simple interface, with no multiple-document interface, no tabbed windows, no file explorer side colums, or any of the other UI clutter that things like Notepad++ are packed with.