i am going to get crazy!!!

Daniel Dittmar daniel.dittmar at sap.corp
Wed Sep 15 18:27:51 CEST 2004

andresm wrote:
>  with an ide i can scan object's behavior and their members's 
>  doc in 1.5 seconds while not changing the enviroment , in situa
>  tion 2 i can do exactly the same, just that it takes 5 to 10 sec 
>  which is way to much time for an operation i do so so frecuently
>  This is an example of how an ide makes a huge diference . This
>  is the only feature i want in an ide, it saves tons of time

As someone else wrote in this thread:
- Python is dynamically typed
- thus, the types of most expressions can't be inferred by an ide
- when the type of an expression is unknown, no useful code completition 
is possible
- modules are an exception, but having code completition on the re 
module doesn't help that much as most of the time you'll deal with 
objects out of that module like re objects and match objects
- at least one company provides a commercial IDE (Wing IDE) which claims 
to support auto completition by sophisticated data flow analysis. How 
well it works probably depends on your programming style


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