best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at
Sun Jun 19 14:06:03 EDT 2016

Am 19.06.16 um 18:20 schrieb Rustom Mody:
> I gave an emacs solution to the issue not because I find editor-wars engaging
> but because I dont know how to do *this* with vi.
> I'd be surprised if vi actually cant do these:
> 1. Look under the unicode-hood to peek at what a char is -- C-u C-x = in emacs
> 2. Change file encoding -- C-x RET f in emacs
> Please do suggest vi-ways of handling this -- that would be useful!
Changing the encoding is

	:set fileencoding=utf-8

for instance. This will recode the buffer to utf-8, the rendering should 
stay the same. Saving the file would now write a bytestream which has an 
utf-8 interpretation in accordance to the display.

In any case, I'd suggest to install macvim on the Mac, instead of using 
the Apple-provided vim, because of it's GUI windows and overall better 
integration (file types, copy/paste etc.)


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