New in Python , Need a Mentor

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Sat Jan 5 12:33:42 CET 2013

On 01/02/2013 05:30 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:24 AM, Wolfgang Strobl <news4 at> wrote:
>> Chris Angelico <rosuav at>:
>>> I strongly recommend IDLE - much
>>> better editing/recall facilities than the command-line Python has),
>>> and work through the tutorial:
>> Well, this is certainly a matter of taste.  I'd recommend using some
>> small, language independent programmers editor and some modern
>> distributed version control system  right at the beginning. Put your
>> code, even the smallest snippets,  under version control, make that a
>> habit.  Write small doctests for your code from the very beginning. Try
>> to construct your code so that it works equally well as a module and as
>> a standalone script   Don't start developing web applications, write
>> some small utilities for your own needs, first.
>> Personally, I suggest SciTE and TortoiseHG on Windows, but that too is,
>> as I said, a matter of taste.
> I don't edit code in IDLE, I just use it for interactive work. For
> actual script editing, agreed (though I use git rather than hg), but
> it really does help to have a way to *very* quickly test a line or two
> of code.

I really REALLY like debugging with "eric"...

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