Python Windows Editors

W. Watson wolf_tracks at
Wed Jan 24 22:02:54 CET 2007

Hertha Steck wrote:
> Am Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:33:12 +0000 schrieb W. Watson:
>> mensanator at wrote:
>>> W. Watson wrote:
>>>> I downloaded python-2.5.msi and installed it. I believe its editor is IDE. I
>>>> understand there's a Win editor called pythonwin. I believe it's in the
>>>> download pywin32-210.win32-py2.5.exe, but I'm not sure if this exe file has
>>>> just the editor or all of Python. Comments? If not how do I get the
>>>> PythonWin editor by itself?
> By "IDE" you mean IDLE, don't you?
>>> Print your files from Notepad, after all, they're just text files.
>>> But IDLE has more usefull Formatting options.
>> Thanks. Already did it, but used Word. I can get line numbers in that way.
> And you are absolutely certain you won't never, ever, detect a typo when
> you have your script open in Word, correct it, save the file and try to
> use the resulting mess as a Python script? Or does Word leave it as a text
> file in such a case? I never dare to open source code in Word, so I'm not
> really sure.
> Hertha
Yes, looking at it again, it's IDLE in my Start (Programs) menu. When I put 
it into Word, I print the document with line #s and then mark up the 
listing. I never try to use a Word doc in Python.

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