Editors again

jgilbert jgilbert+pythong at uvm.edu
Tue Aug 17 17:33:47 CEST 2004


Ivan Voras wrote:
> Are there any editors besides IDLE that can display doc-strings[*] in 
> popups? I tried SPE and DrPython, and while they are ok (better said 
> 'not horribly bad'), they don't seem to have that option.
> 
> I'd like to see in an editor:
>  - code-completion in case of functions, member variables etc. 
> ("intelli-sense"? :) )
>  - useful usage of doc-strings, maybe integrated python Help/Manual support
>  - MDI or similar style, with good navigation (this is why I don't like 
> IDLE)
> 
> Actually, SPE is pretty close, but auto-completion seems to behave 
> 'funny' sometimes, and no doc-string support I can see...
> 
> 
> 
> [*] Maybe I misnamed them. I was thinking of:
> def f():
>     """This is a doc-string"""
>     pass

There is but one Python editor and his name is Eric3 
(http://www.die-offenbachs.de/detlev/eric3.html).

I'm not associated with the project (tho I have sent in bugs), my bias is one of 
deep fondness. It's written in Python (yay!) and uses QT for widgets. This means 
that to run it under Windows I use Cygwin's X server and tunnel my X connection 
through SSH. Piece of cake, really.

Yep.



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