[Idle-dev] Fwd: Discussion: 2 many IDE's...don´t we want more?!

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Apr 26 01:30:47 CEST 2006

I just stumbled on this thread and found one nugget I'd like to comment on.

On 4/23/06, Paul D. Fernhout <pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com> wrote:
> I like the promising idea of developing and debugging across images (or
> VMs) -- that is, you develop using tools in a VM you are not also
> changing, but they work across a socket to talk to another VM where your
> application is running. I have one prototype that does that somewhat (for
> a custom language); I built a socket server into the VM.

Do you realize that IDLE already solves this? It works exactly the way
you say. The mechanism it uses may not be perfect, but it's relatively
independent from IDLE, fairly powerful, and has a number of issues
worked out that would be a pain to rediscover (including support for
Windows as well as Unix).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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