[Chicago] pydev

Yarko Tymciurak yarkot1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 02:39:30 CEST 2013

cat - > ...

is distracting, and will result in poor code.  You cannot consistently
track your word count, _and_ focus in the structure if your code.

Everyone knows the wary to go is:

ed filename

Only then can you be sure to keep to <page of code at a time (~1,500

On Apr 24, 2013 5:32 PM, "Brian Toby" <Brian.Toby at anl.gov> wrote:

> On Apr 24, 2013, at 4:38 PM, Kenneth Stox wrote:
> cat - > filename is all that is really needed.
> Editors are for people who just couldn't handle punchcards.
> In that case, pry out the backspace key from your keyboard. The IBM 029
> did not have one of those. Press the wrong key, discard the card. Copy and
> paste between cards: sure, but only if the columns line up.
> The only thing I miss from the old kilobyte days is having a complete set
> of VAX manuals -- that explained *everything* along with programming
> examples in several languages -- instead of today's "undocumented
> features", but nothing could get me to go back to computing with punch
> cards.
> Brian
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