Python in "math through programming" curriculum
urner at alumni.princeton.edu
Tue Dec 19 13:18:34 EST 2000
"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at effbot.org> wrote:
>Kirby Urner wrote:
>> Maybe the Mac people are working on alternatives/enchancements
>> to IDLE? Does anyone have some info on this?
> "Yes, Guido is my brother"
> "I am the author of the IDE for MacPython. This place
> used to be the download spot for it, but since Python
> 1.5.1 it is included in the standard MacPython distribution.
> If you can't find it: it lives in :Mac:Contrib:IDE. Starting
> with MacPython 1.5.2b1 /.../ the IDE is included in the
> distribution with full source code and a Python Style
> License (PSL)."
Yes, when I installed Python 1.x for the iMac at my daughter's
school, it came with IDLE and I used IDLE after installing it.
But the key words didn't seem to be color coded, i.e. when
I typed 'import x', the word 'import' did not automatically
turn orange (or any other color). This detracted from the
kid-friendliness of the interface. Especially when coding
modules, you want color-coded key words, as per what any
high-end programming editor provides.
My question is: did I miss something, e.g. some setting,
in the IDLE interface? and/or does Macworld offer alternative
GUI IDEs for Python, e.g. in the Windows world there are
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Have it, use it.
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