best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sun Jun 19 00:54:16 EDT 2016

On 06/18/2016 08:51 PM, Lawrence D’Oliveiro wrote:
> On Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:09:31 PM UTC+12, Michael Torrie wrote:
>> It was later on that they figured out the N+1 thing you mentioned by
>> ignoring the character cells:
>> 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
>>  H E L L O W O R L D
>> That works well for interactive editing, but it doesn't lend itself as
>> well to scripting and working with the contents of the text cells.
> Emacs scripting works perfectly well with this convention.

Yes that's true.

Just saying though, it wasn't always obvious which is why ed chose to do
it the way they did.  vi, being somewhat compatible with ed's command
structure, follows the same pattern.  Two different ways of doing
things. Let's not make the mistake of thinking one way is necessarily

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