[Pythonmac-SIG] Mac User Python Newbies
kid at kendermedia.com
Tue Feb 15 13:18:57 CET 2005
Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Feb 14, 2005, at 12:09 PM, has wrote:
>> My preferred IDE architecture would be built on a completely
>> component-oriented architecture. That way it can ship with the
>> minimal components required to get started, and users can add,
>> upgrade and remove components as and when they need them. For
>> example, a new user needs everything visible so they can see what's
>> available; an experience one may prefer everything driven by
>> memorised keyboard combinations so they can devote screen estate to
>> more important things like their code instead of floating palettes,
>> on-screen help, etc.
> I think Eclipse is intended to be like this -- though I can't say I
> have real experience using it.
Yes indeed. Since I just arrived back on planet python from javaland a
couple of months back, I used Eclipse quite extensively. Eclipse has a
tiny core and everything else is a plugin. IBM's WebSphere Application
Developer package, I've gathered, consists of more than 500 plugins. Of
course, the drawback to Eclipse is that it's Java. Whenever I would do
some of my development on my Mac, I always found it to be a bit
sluggish. I don't know if it's sluggish because of the plugins, or if
it's sluggish because of the SWT gui toolkit.
Lately, I've been using JEdit (which is also Java, but I haven't found
it to be sluggish).
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