Who uses IDLE -- please answer if you ever do, know, or teach

tjohnson tandrewjohnson at outlook.com
Sat Aug 8 03:41:10 CEST 2015


On 8/7/2015 9:10 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 8/7/2015 7:29 AM, tjohnson wrote:
>> On 8/6/2015 7:31 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>> On 8/6/2015 11:35 AM, Timothy Johnson wrote:
>>>
>>>> problems because it works well for that. Most of the time I use PyDev
>>>> and Notepad++ to edit Python code, but if more features were added to
>>>> Idle I would consider using it more.
>>>
>>> What 1 or 2 features would you most like to see?
>>>
>> Practically, I'd say a line number margin
>
> Patch is mostly done but I need to review (sooner than later).
>
Great.
>> and right edge indicator.
>
> Do you mean at column 80 or something?
>
Yes, exactly.
>> Theoretically, a tabbed editor
>
> *Many* people want this.  I think this should be the highest priority
> new big feature.
>
I agree.
>  > and dockable interpreter pane.
>
> Please explain.
>
Currently the interpreter is shown in a separate floating window. If it 
was dockable, it could also be placed in the same window as the text 
editor but separated by a splitter.

Examples: wxPython AUI panes, Firefox bookmarks pane
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