[Edu-sig] Thoughts about IDLE

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 10:38:01 CET 2008

kirby urner wrote:
> Per very early in the edu-sig archive, I've always found IDLE both
> necessary and sufficient for most of my teaching needs, whereas in
> development I've used Vim (which I suck at), random editors and tools,
> less Eclipse than you might think, Wing.  However, for quick scripts,
> IDLE works on the job as well, especially in Akbar font.
> What frustrates me in class though, is I'll get low on the projected
> screen, having entered a bunch of session variables, identified a lot
> of stuff, and then I'm sort of stuck to the lower edge, unable to wipe
> to the top and/or mouse blank command line to the top (drag
> operation).
I'm creating the editor / cmd-shell on the flight, just as I want it at 
that moment.
Integrating notes and code, as michel suggested is standard in my case,
I want to want step further, integrating instructions, help and web,
in the form of doc, xls, ppt, pdf, chm etc is very useful.
Here is an example of the simple editor + "super cmd-shell" + vpython
(sorry it's rather long, 10 minutes, 20 MB)



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