Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

cl at isbd.net cl at isbd.net
Sun Feb 28 07:52:33 EST 2016

Dietmar Schwertberger <maillist at schwertberger.de> wrote:
> On 28.02.2016 13:23, Sven R. Kunze wrote:
> > I recently introduced LaTeX to my girlfriend. LaTeX is quite ugly and 
> > it has this "distinct compile/execute step", so initially I hesitated 
> > to show it to her. But her MS Word experience got worse and worse the 
> > more complex (and especially larger) her workload became. Word became 
> > less responsive and results became even less reproducible (footnote 
> > numbering, styling, literature, etc.).
> Well, MS Word is a bad example, as it's lacking even some very basic 
> features like a good user interface for styles. (This is the reason why 
> most people are using Word just like a typwriter instead of creating 
> structured documents.)
> There were and probably still are better word processors, especially for 
> scientific use.
E.g. Latex or reStructuredText, not GUI.

Chris Green

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