Dreaming of new generation IDE

Phlip phlip2005 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 19:05:30 CET 2010


On Feb 3, 3:10 am, Vladimir Ignatov <kmis... at gmail.com> wrote:

> Finally I develop a feeling that strong instrumentation / tools can
> bring us the best of two worlds. That I am dreaming on is an absolute
> new type/class of IDE suitable for Python and potentially for other
> dynamic-type languages. Instead of current text-oriented IDEs, it
> should be a database-centric and resemble current CAD systems instead
> of being just "fancy text editor". Source text should be an output
> product of that CAD and not a "source material" itself.

That's fine so long as I can also treat the source as source, at need.

You may have just reinvented Smalltalk's Squeak editor (reputedly the
testbed for all of modern GUIs...).

Current editors suck because they can't see into the code and browse
it - unless it's so statically typed it's painful.

That's why I wrote this:

http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2008/05/dynamic_languages_vs_editors.html



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