what IDE is the best to write python?
peter.anderson at internode.on.net
Tue Feb 3 06:40:00 CET 2009
I have a "thing" about editors; a good editor is my tool of trade! I
have tried many editors over the years mainly in the MS Windows, Linux
and IBM mainframe environments. After all this I really like EditPlus
(and the a slightly lesser extent Textpad). What both have in common is
their "Clip Library" or "Clip Text" (I think its called in Textpad).
A Clip Library is a simple text file that appears in a side panel next
to the main edit panel. Double click on a Clip Library element and it is
automatically pasted into the edit panel at the current cursor position.
The Clip Library content can also be pased around highlighted text in
the edit panel.
Here is a simple of an EditPlus Clip Library for what I call a "short
^# The purpose of this script is
#T=Next Clip Library element
#T= defines the name of the Clip Library element
^# the "^" character must proceed a character that is normally a Clip
Library syntax character but which you want to use in another context (a
Python line comment in this case)
^! is the cursor positin after the Clip Library element has been
inserted, in this case the cursor is positioned to alloy the name of the
script to be typed
The Clip Library element ends when the Clip Library "parser" finds
either another element definition or the end of the file.
Clip Libraries are stored in simple text files.
This is such a simple concept but is so very productive. Who needs an
IDE?. I would love to have a Linux text editor (like Scite or GEdit)
that could do this.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to
conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the
introduction of a new order of things—Niccolo Machiavelli, /The Prince/,
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