PythonWin IDE sucks!
paulp at ActiveState.com
Sat Oct 28 02:22:37 CEST 2000
Tim Peters wrote:
> He's probably referring to me, Patrick: I was offended by his post, feel
> threatened by your response, and loathe my weakness for hitting the "Reply"
> button *almost* as much as I despise my life.
> But be that as it may, Dale's got a real problem. The interactive module
> edit<->run cycle under Python IDEs really is tricky, sometimes requiring
> non-trivial knowledge of how sys.modules is used & managed internally in
> order to avoid picking up stale definitions.
In a matter of hours (okay, about a hundred hours) ActiveState will
pre-release a Python and Perl IDE that runs Python programs in a
completely different process using an RPC mechanism that scales to full
across-the-Internet debugging. The debugged process can run anywhere
The remote debugging code was all written by the Aussie who also wrote
that "sucky" PythonWin IDE and this know-nothing co-worker. Check the
ActiveState website for a fully workable preview release next Tuesday or
Now I loathe *myself* for pointing out a solution to Dale's problem
despite promising not to. Oh well, I've got other secrets I can keep
from him. :)
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