Editing text with an external editor in Python

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 10:45:54 CEST 2014


On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 6:35 PM, alister
<alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> if edlin is your only option then it would be better to spend you time
> writhing your own text editor!

Heh!

Considering how easy it is to deploy a multi-line edit widget in any
GUI toolkit, it shouldn't be too hard to write a GUI text editor. Now,
writing a *good* GUI text editor, that's a bit harder. And of course,
writing a text/console text editor, that's also less simple. But I put
it to you: How do you write your editor up to the point where you can
use it to write your editor? We have a bootstrapping problem!

ChrisA



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