Who uses IDLE -- please answer if you ever do, know, or teach
orgnut at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 8 05:58:02 CEST 2015
On 08/05/2015 06:06 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> 0. Classes where Idle is used:
> Idle users:
> 1. Are you
> grade school (1=12)?
> undergraduate (Freshman-Senior)?
> post-graduate (from whatever)?
Some college, but didn't complete.
Never had any CS or programming courses.
> 2. Are you
> beginner (1st class, maybe 2nd depending on intensity of first)?
post-beginner (and self-taught)
> 3. With respect to programming, are you
> amateur (unpaid)
> professional (paid for programming)
My situation: Amateur/hobbyist programmer. (Retired from electronics industries.) My
programming needs are very modest -- mostly simple utilities for my own use. In the past used C
extensively, C++ some. But after I found Python I haven't looked back.
Programming environment: Linux Mint (hate Windows!). Using simple editor (usually gedit) and a
terminal window, but I usually have Idle running (minimized) to be able to quickly check syntax,
run help(...), etc. I rarely use it for actual programming.
One minor complaint about Idle: In the interactive mode the auto-indent uses a tab character
which the display expands to 8-character columns. This large indent is annoying. The editor
mode can be set for smaller indents but the interactive mode can't -- at least I haven't found
how if it is possible.
-=- Larry -=-
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