why is python better than eg. smalltalk?? no one has any solid arguments! you should all go to church with all that religious talk!
gnuoytr at rcn.com
Mon Apr 12 22:00:12 CEST 2004
aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) wrote in message news:<c5alj7$afu$1 at panix2.panix.com>...
> In article <roy-5C8DA0.23052910042004 at reader1.panix.com>,
> Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> wrote:
> >aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) wrote:
> >> I found my editor fifteen years ago. Guess which it is.
> >My guess is emacs, in which case I've got 6 or 7 years on you :-)
> Funny that two people made the same guess, when y'all could have gotten
> the correct answer by going to my personal web page. ;-)
> >> (The point being that there are only two editors still in regular use
> >> that were available fifteen years ago -- and those two editors are
> >> still ubiquitous now. Doesn't matter much which you pick, they'll
> >> still be available fifteen years in the future.)
> >I suspect you're right, but I don't necessarily think that's a good
> >thing. Both emacs and vi have had long runs, but it's logical to assume
> >that better things will come along.
> Not too bloody likely. There just isn't any development work on new
> console editors these days, and many of us will give up our consoles
> when you pry them from our cold, dead fingers.
> >I know it's possible to handle both news and email inside emacs, but I
> >use dedicated GUI apps for both of those tasks. I still use emacs for
> >programming, but there's some really good IDE's out there, and my guess
> >is they will become more and more the norm. And while I curse and wail
> >about how bad MS Word is, I also realize that troff just isn't happening
> >any more (I did plenty of cursing and wailing about troff back in the
> >"good old days").
> You need to try reST.
since my fingers only know vi, i've been using Visual SlickEdit on windoze
for a long time, since it does vi. for java and C it does all that
syntax stuff. anyone found a super-vi that does the same for python?
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