Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 28 12:09:31 EST 2016


On 28/02/2016 14:00, Chris Warrick wrote:
> 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.
>

Those who can, do, those who can't, teach?

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



More information about the Python-list mailing list