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
>> 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

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