Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Chris Warrick kwpolska at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 09:00:37 EST 2016


On 28 February 2016 at 14:49, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:54:40 PM UTC+5:30, Gordon Levi wrote:
>> Rustom Mody  wrote:
>> >Glade generates XML (last I saw)
>> >XML is text... kinda... but not quite
>> >eg XML is sometimes/somewhere space sensitive, sometimes not
>> >This can generate messy diffs
>>
>> That is also true of Python code but does not preclude effective
>> source control.
>
> Yes as I said its not satisfactory but not impossible to manage
>
> Heck Current state of art VCSes cannot even manage mismatching EOL conventions
> cleanly.
> And as usual they make a virtue out of the lack:
> "git stores binary data not text"
>
> which means that opening a file created on windows on linux and saving it in
> WITHOUT a SINGLE CHANGE
> can give you a 10,000 line diff!!

You clearly haven’t ever done that.

1. git can manage EOL changing if you want to enforce a newline style that way.
2. A good editor can read and write any newline style. It should also
not convert without asking the user.

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