On Thu, 29 May 2014 15:11:31 -0500, Mark H Harris wrote:
> 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 necessary.
>>> 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.
The only thing missing form emacs is a good text editor ;-)
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