Best IDE for Rapid GUI dev
sheershion at mailexpire.com
Fri Aug 16 00:22:27 CEST 2002
Matthew Baulch wrote:
> Its probably fair to blame my python coding skills :( but the only
> way they will improve is with the help of an IDE better suited to
> wxPython. Any ideas?
SciTE. It's a relatively simple editor and a tiny download by today's
standards, but it does have syntax highlighting for Python (and about
25 other languages), and code completion. Furthermore, the indentation
guides are very helpful for Python.
It works really well with wxPython, running a script from the editor is
as easy as hitting F5, and all console output is captured in a separate
window. After encountering an error, a double click on the error
message will move you to the offending spot in the source code.
(Aside: you might be interested to know the wxStyledTextCtrl uses the
exact same editing component as SciTE.)
For beginners, the only downside is that configuration is done by
editing a configuration file: there are no configuration dialogs. Then
again, it's pretty straightforward stuff.
What else do you need? Oh, the URL, of course: www.scintilla.org
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