best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Tim Chase python.list at
Sun Jun 19 07:36:09 EDT 2016

On 2016-06-18 22:56, Michael Torrie wrote:
> And I got it wrong anyway. Both ed and vim either put the cursor
> between characters (insert mode), or on the character (command
> mode).  Probably made sense at the time.

Correct for vi/vim, but not ed which has no real concept of a
characterwise "insert mode". Rather, "insert mode" is where you enter
one line at a time (using whatever your system's line-input function
does for cursor display; with behavior possibly modified if you use
`rlwrap`) until you finish entering your text by putting a lone
period on a line.


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