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

Tal Einat taleinat at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 12:04:06 CET 2007

On 12/28/06, Tal Einat <taleinat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/7/06, Kurt B. Kaiser <kbk at shore.net > wrote:
> >
> > My top items:
> >
> > Incremental search (in a text entry widget in the bottom status bar).
> >
> > 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?
> A major feature I miss is a "Goto definition" function. I spend far too
> much time manually searching for function and class definitions when working
> with IDLE.

Another feature I would add is an "execfile in shell" menu item. This avoids
module import/reload issues when you're just trying out code, and so is more
convenient when developing.

Comments please?
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