Best Python Editor (under Linux)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sat Jan 4 16:52:23 CET 2003


Paddy wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
> > "Peter Hansen" <peter at engcorp.com> wrote ...
> >>I've found I rely on fewer and fewer special functions in my editors,
> >
> > You have, of course, neatly encapsulated many of the advantages of being an
> > old fart. Welcome to the club!
> 
> Whilst I too have many years of editing text files, it IS a young industry, 
> you DO have to keep abreast of the changes 

Why?

I find that there are so many changes in so many areas that I'm much
better off skipping most of them.  Many are flashes-in-the-pan anyway,
and relatively few provide any significant productivity improvements
over what we already use.

Okay, by saying I skip most, I'm admitting I don't skip some, so obviously
I agree that you need to keep abreast of _some_ changes... but do you
really think you need to watch *every* change that comes by?  No one
has the time!

-Peter




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