[Python-Dev] Misc/python-mode.el (was Re: r85838 - python/branches/py3k/.gitignore)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Oct 27 17:29:58 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 5:55 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2010, at 02:54 PM, Éric Araujo wrote:
>>I remember a discussion about Vim files some time ago.  I use Vim with
>>the files from Misc/Vim, which are up-to-date and more useful than the
>>files shipped with Vim.  I don’t use plugins or external files, so I’m
>>-1 on removing Misc/Vim.
> FWIW, Python support in Emacs is muddled.  GNU Emacs comes with python.el
> which is an alternative implementation that shares some features with, but
> also has differences to, python-mode.el.  Many of us hard-core Python Emacsers
> prefer the latter, but sadly the FSF won't bundle it and a merge has proven
> impossible so far.
> I think I'll replace Misc/python-mode.el with Misc/README.Emacs that attempts
> to discuss the issue in a neutral way.  I'll fix this in Python 2.7, 3.1, and
> 3.2.

Why "in a neutral way"? I don't see any problem with us recommending
python-mode.el, since it comes from our community and it works better.
I have recently had to go out of my way to make sure it is used in my
Google setups. I can't live without pdbtrack.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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