IDLE Python GUI
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
"Kevin Altis" <altis at semi-retired.com> wrote in message
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> "Norm" <norm at norm.com> wrote in message
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> > 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
> > 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
> 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
> 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
> to try and come to grips with either of those editors while learning
> that would simply be cruel and unusual punishment. You'll have time to
> to love or hate vi(m) or Emacs or neither after you've learned Python.
> I think the important thing is to make sure you have an integrated shell
> part of your editor or Terminal/Console so that you can try things out.
> better Python shell wrappers have auto-completion and calltips, IDLE does
> not support this. Personally, I use PyCrust, which is part of the wxPython
> There is also IPython
> To see what I mean by auto-completion and call tips, look at the last two
> images of the Shell (PyCrust) documentation here:
> You may also want to look at a more focused list of resources for learning
> Python from the PythonCard docs page:
> Kevin Altis
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