better Python IDE? Mimics Maya's script editor?

Tim Golden tim.golden at
Fri Jun 9 09:51:47 CEST 2006

[Steve Holden]

| warpcat wrote:

| > In Maya's mel script editor window, it's split into two sections.
| > Bottom window you can enter commands (where your script lives), top
| > window gives results.  The thing I'm really used to is 
| highlighting X#
| > of lines in the bottom window (little snippits from my script), and
| > executing that selection, with instant feedback of the 
| results on top.
| > This really speeds my workflow.

| I don't know of anything that exhibits the exact behaviour 
| you describe, 
| but then again you might like to consider that i found your 
| request very 
| odd. I'm sure that way of testing code seems entirely natural to you, 
| but I can honestly say that in almost ten years using Python it's not 
| something I have ever wished for.

I may have misread, but it sounds just like what Lightning does:

Except that you enter snippets in the top window and the
results appear in the bottom window. (Or, I think, even
side-by-side according to some preference setting).

Try it and see, perhaps.


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