On 5/29/14 11:44 AM, Paul Rudin wrote:
Terry Reedy <tjre...@udel.edu> writes:
I am curious how many of the editors people have been recommending have all of
the following Idle features, that I use constantly.
1. Run code in the editor with a single keypress.
2. Display output and traceback in a window that lets you jump from the any
line in the traceback to the corresponding file and line, opening the file if
3. Search unopened files (grep) for a string or re.
4. Display grep output in a window that lets you jump from any 'hit' to
the corresponding file and line, opening the file if necessary.
Emacs is the coolest tech editor out there, by far; however, the very
nature of Emacs (which makes it the coolest) is also unfortunately the
very thing that sucks about it... highly configurable (&extensible),
highly complex, intricately complicated; especially for novices.
The OP is looking for an "IDE-like" interactive environment, because he
is "uncomfortable" with IDLE. IDLE is THE choice, however ---precisely
because IDLE is clean, elegant, and most importantly "simple". It is
simple to understand, and it is even simpler to use effectively... even
for novice pythonics. IDLE is straight-forward.
As Terry pointed out, IDLE is very useful and functional. And in the
modern python world is also very stable (IDLE used to get a black eye
because it had snags early-on). Today IDLE works, has great features,
and actually helps new users get on-board with Python.