Integrating a code generator into IDLE

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sun Jun 1 21:14:14 CEST 2008

Sam Denton schrieb:
> Code generators seem to be popular in Python. 
> (

Certainly not. The most of them will be used for generating bindings. 
Apart from that, you rareley (if ever) need to generate code.

> I have one that I'd like to integrate into IDLE.  Ideally, I'd like to 
> (1) have a new file type show up when I use the File/Open dialog, and 
> (2) have a function key that lets me run my generator against the file, 
> just like F5 lets me run my Python code; ideally, I'd like to re-purpose 
> the F5 key to be file-type aware.  I've got a simple extension written 
> that uses the F6 key to "compile" my files, but two goals I've listed 
> seem a bit beyond me.  Does anyone have any advice/pointers?  Or is one 
> or both ideas impractical?  Thanks!

You might consider using eric, a python-ide written in python with the 
Qt-Framework. It allows plugins.


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