Ranting about the state of Python IDEs for Windows

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:25:07 CEST 2004

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 18:45:45 -0400, Rob McCrea
<robmccrea at spaamadelphiaspremoveam.net> wrote:
> My search for a good IDE ended years ago when I started learning C++,
> and found EditPlus, http://www.editplus.com/  --  $30, free 30 day trial
> (last I knew.)

Thanks for the pointer. Actually, Scintilla is great as far as the
editing capabilities are concerned -- including column select, which
is just a matter of holding ALT while dragging the mouse. You can try
it on PythonWin, it works, as in all . User tools are another matter;
for example, DrPython does support them, but I'm still trying to
figure out the situation with my slashes vs. backslashes.

Reading your feature list, it seems to be missing project management,
or to put it simply, to be able to track down what files are part of
the project without the need to actually walk around the directory
tree to hunt them down. I'll check it out, nonetheless.

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
blog: http://rascunhosrotos.blogspot.com
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mail: carribeiro at gmail.com
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