IDLE won't wrap lines of text
andre.roberge at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 22:38:39 EST 2011
On Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:51:38 PM UTC-4, Dick Moores wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 18:32, Rhodri James <rho... at wildebst.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:41:12 -0000, Richard D. Moores <rdmo... at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 16:31, Rhodri James <rho... at wildebst.demon.co.uk>
> >> wrote:
> >>> On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:56:45 -0000, Richard D. Moores
> >>> <rdmo... at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> Vista
> >>>> Python 3.1.3
> >>>> I can't figure out how to get IDLE to wrap text pasted in from, say, a
> >>>> newspaper article. Usually, a each paragraph will appear as one long
> >>>> unwrapped line, with no way to read the whole line, because no
> >>>> horizontal bar is created. I haven't found anything about this in
> >>>> either the options or the help.
> >>> I hate to ask, but why are you doing this? IDLE isn't a general-purpose
> >>> editor, it's a programming editor specifically for Python, and as such
> >>> it's
> >>> entirely appropriate for it to discourage overly long lines.
> >> Take a look at <http://tutoree7.pastebin.com/EmyQTaYt>
> > I see. I'd recommend the approach of sticking your source data in a
> > separate text file (using a text editor rather than IDLE) in any case;
> > it's much less of a pain to change what you are working on that way.
> Problem is I know of no text editor that can handle Japanese.
The editor in Crunchy (http://code.google.com/p/crunchy) appears to be working just fine with the sample code you posted (at least when using Python 3 - I got an error when using it to run the code with Python 2). That being said, I would not recommend it for heavy work....
An editor that seems to work just fine (although it took a long time to load the sample code) is SublimeText (http://www.sublimetext.com/) - version 2 alpha; it is becoming my editor of choice.
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