[Idle-dev] Erik Thompson's opinions on IDLE

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Dec 6 23:36:58 CET 2006

Kurt B. Kaiser wrote:
> "Tal Einat" <taleinat at gmail.com> writes:
> My top items:

My two cents worth (possibly less).

IDLE achieves more than 90% of what I *need* from an IDE.

*The* reason I don't use it because it doesn't have tabbed windows. If I 
want several files open I end up with windows everywhere...

Even a faked tab like the IDLE dialogs would be fine. :-)

> Incremental search (in a text entry widget in the bottom status bar).

+1 million. :-)

Not because I need it, but just because it's the best way.

Oh and a context menu with copy and paste on it would be nice.

That's about it...


> Display/modification of sys.argv, probably in the status bar, or maybe
> in a separate status bar which would appear when activated.
> A solid way to copy code from the Shell to an edit window (smart
> copy/paste doing tab conversion where necessary?).
> A way to cut text in the shell without restarting it when it gets too
> full (You lose the history when you restart the shell.  Maybe save
> history across restarts?)
> Any comments or votes on the above?

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