FW: Good IDE for Python
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,
> Fred Allen
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 :
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 :
> -----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
> > > 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'
> > > I'm on a Windows XP machine.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions on what I should install next?
> > This patch to IDLE improves it a bit:
> > 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
> > is interrested.
> > If you are interresed, I made a smaller patch adding the qualified
> > 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 ?
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