IDLE Python GUI

Norm norm at norm.com
Sat Jan 25 19:53:07 CET 2003


Hey ...er... how do you download pycrust?  I was led to some CVS and a bunch
of files.  I did get xwPython from Min.edu, but the actual PyCrust is
confusing me.

Thanks
Norm



"Kevin Altis" <altis at semi-retired.com> wrote in message
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> "Norm" <norm at norm.com> wrote in message
> news:3e32a1a6_4 at corp.newsgroups.com...
> > I'm really just getting started in Python with the goal of improving my
> > Linux networking administration.
> >
> > I'm learning / practicing with IDLE Python GUI.
> >
> > Q.  What does the real Python community use for creating Python
programs?
> >
> > Thanks
> > norm
>
> You'll just need to try some. It is critical that the editor you use is
> Python-aware, can highlight things like mixed tabs and spaces, which can
> cause errors when trying to run your scripts; you should just use 4 spaces
> per indent, but your editor should be able to bind the tab and shift-tab
> keys to automatically indent and dedent correctly while editing. If you
are
> already familiar with using vi(m) or Emacs or any of the other editors
> listed in the links below, then there is a lot to be said for not
switching
> editors and just getting a Python mode working with the editor you already
> know. If you don't already know vi(m) and Emacs then I strongly urge you
not
> to try and come to grips with either of those editors while learning
Python,
> that would simply be cruel and unusual punishment. You'll have time to
learn
> to love or hate vi(m) or Emacs or neither after you've learned Python.
>
> http://www.python.org/editors/
>
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/PythonEditors
>
> I think the important thing is to make sure you have an integrated shell
as
> part of your editor or Terminal/Console so that you can try things out.
The
> better Python shell wrappers have auto-completion and calltips, IDLE does
> not support this. Personally, I use PyCrust, which is part of the wxPython
> distribution.
>
> http://www.wxpython.org/
>
> There is also IPython
>
> http://www-hep.colorado.edu/~fperez/ipython/
>
> To see what I mean by auto-completion and call tips, look at the last two
> images of the Shell (PyCrust) documentation here:
>
> http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/shell.html
>
> You may also want to look at a more focused list of resources for learning
> Python from the PythonCard docs page:
>
> http://pythoncard.sourceforge.net/learning_python.html
>
> ka
> ----
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> http://ww.pythoncard.org/
>
>




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