Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Feb 28 19:49:00 EST 2016

On 2/28/2016 9:29 AM, BartC wrote:

> (Have you ever had a situation where you have to edit a bit of text
> where a word is in italic or has some particular style. You delete the
> word, and try and add some more text, but it persists in using the style
> of the deleted text rather than the current style. You move further
> away; still the same. You end up deleting everything including every
> trace of that word and its style. Yet start typing on a now blank
> document, and it's still the wrong style!

Wordperfect had a Reveal Codes option that made it easy to exactly fix 
such mixups.  I think it a tragedy that MS Word wiped it out.

> That's what I mean by these applications having minds of their own. And
> with a 300-page document you can't just start all over, you need
> something reliable, and not so smart.)

I did a 200 page book with WP.

Terry Jan Reedy

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