FW: Good IDE for Python

Fuzzyman michael at foord.net
Tue Jun 15 09:19:04 CEST 2004


"Fred Allen" <fallen at leveltwo.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.949.1087233495.6949.python-list at python.org>...
> Dear Michael,
> 
> I've searched fruitlessly for your recommended IDLE patch's download 
> point. While I am probably only slightly slower than the average python 
> programmer, I expect that others, no less witless than I, have had 
> similar experience. Would you please post either explicit instructions 
> by which I (we) can find the download. With thanks in advance, I am,
> 
> Gratefully,
> 
> Fred Allen
> 

Hello Fred,

In actual fact I replied to Gregoire (?) asking how to *apply* the
patch (I did succeed in downloading it though !)... it's not actually
my patch. Whilst I've managed to download the patch I haven't a clue
what to do with it... and I was hoping Greg would let me know.....

If you go to :
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=906702&group_id=5470&atid=305470

Right at the bottom there is a heading saying 'Attached Files'. Below
this it says :
 syntaxdiffs Diffs agains CVS in 29.02.04 Download 

Needless to say the download link.. is the download one. The actual
link is :

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/download.php?group_id=5470&atid=305470&file_id=78388&aid=906702

Regards,


Fuzzy

http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fuzzyman [mailto:michael at foord.net] 
> Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 8:35 AM
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Re: Good IDE for Python
> 
> Gr goire Dooms <dooms at info.LESS.ucl.SPAM.ac.be> wrote in message 
> news:<40cc1b05$0$41764$5fc3050 at dreader2.news.tiscali.nl>...
> > Kamilche wrote:
> > > I love Python, but I'm less than in love with IDLE. It's OK, but it
> > > really doesn't have enough capabilities.
> > > 
> > > What I consider critical, are a popdown listing of all my functions,
> > > colored syntax printing, and a right-click 'definition' context menu
> > > that will hop you to the spot where that keyword is defined, if
> > > possible. Everything else I could learn to do without, but these
> > > features keep me hoping for a better IDE for Python.
> > > 
> > > I'm used to the Microsoft Visual C++ debugger, and though tooltip
> > > variable debugging and intellisense were nice, they broke often 
>  enough
> > > that you couldn't rely on them anyway, so I don't really need those
> > > features.
> > > 
> > > I would also like the ability to create application 'forms' 
>  visually.
> > > I'm on a Windows XP machine.
> > > 
> > > Any suggestions on what I should install next?
> > 
> > This patch to IDLE improves it a bit:
> > 
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=906702&group
>  id=5470&atid=305470
> > 
> > It adds among other things the pop-down function list.
> > It's a little cumbersome to apply but the result is quite good.
> > I've been using it for a few days and I'm quite happy with it.
> > I may provide a patch against python 2.3.3 or another version if 
>  someone 
> > is interrested.
> > 
> > If you are interresed, I made a smaller patch adding the qualified 
>  name 
> > autocompletion (module.<Alt-/>functions). But the former patch does it 
>  
> > better (it even supports filename autocompletion).
> 
> This looks *very* interesting.
> How do you apply a patch like this ?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Fuzzy
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html



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