what IDE is the best to write python?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Feb 10 18:14:21 CET 2009

In article <mailman.8714.1233686338.3487.python-list at python.org>,
 <rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
>Quoth aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz):
>> In article <MPG.23f220f22aa48ce99897ba at news.individual.de>,
>> Thorsten Kampe  <thorsten at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
>>>* Aahz (2 Feb 2009 09:29:43 -0800)
>>>> Polarized sunglasses don't work too well with LCD monitors
>>>Well, the answer to your issue with syntax highlighting is to use a 
>>>/decent/ highlighting colour scheme. Don't use that all 
>>>purple/red/green/yellow/blue one. That's for psychedelic trips.
>>>Use a decent colour scheme for adults and you will see that you will 
>>>benefit from syntax highlighting.
>> Then I have the problem of copying around the syntax highlighting
>> configuration to every computer I use.
>Well, _that's_ easy to fix.  I have a little bash script called
>'synchome' that uses rsync to update the home directory on any of the
>remote machines on which I work.  I've had to install rsync on one or
>two of the boxes, but that's a useful thing to do anyway.
>(Granted, I still have a couple bugs to work out, where I haven't taken
>the time to conditionalize things properly for some of the more exotic
>machine configurations, but hey, if I spend more time on those machines
>I'll get around to it...)

The need to conditionalize for different environments is the main reason
I haven't bothered, combined with the need to spend time working out a
decent color scheme I'm happy with.  I've been working this way (plain
vi) for more than twenty years and I don't see much point fixing what
ain't b0rken.
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/

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