best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sun Jun 19 15:04:49 EDT 2016

On 06/19/2016 12:06 PM, Christian Gollwitzer wrote:
> 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.

Actually it doesn't re-encode the buffer iteslf.  Upon saving it will
try to encode the buffer to that.

There's another variable, just "encoding" that I think refers the buffer
in memory. Not sure about that though.

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