ed at leafe.com
Thu Jul 15 03:13:11 CEST 2004
On Jul 14, 2004, at 6:22 PM, Peter Milliken wrote:
> These are just some of the reasons I use Emacs. What features of *your*
> editor attracted you? How does it help you with writing Python code
> intent after all of this news group :-)). Does your editor have a
> that I have not listed above and yet you consider it *essential* (or at
> least very handy :-)) in your generation of Python code?
I develop on multiple platforms, but only have an OS X machine in my
office. My other systems are accessible via ssh, vnc and RemoteDesktop.
I use BBEdit, the venerable text editor for the Mac. Yeah, it has all
the usual stuff that many other editors have, but the one thing I find
indespensible (being lazy and all) is a plug-in called
'BBAutoComplete'. In a nutshell, it keeps track of *every* word you've
written in *every* open editor window, and will auto-complete
*anything*. Pressing its hotkey cycles through all potential matches,
starting with the most recent word that begins with what you've typed.
For a lazy person like me, it's amazingly valuable. I find myself
hitting the hotkey in other editors and even when composing mail
messages such as this. I even do a lot of my Visual FoxPro coding in
BBEdit now, even though it doesn't have syntax coloring for it.
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