best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

alister alister.ware at ntlworld.com
Mon Jun 20 04:30:48 EDT 2016


On Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:23:15 -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:

> On 06/19/2016 01:34 AM, Lawrence D’Oliveiro wrote:
>> On Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:13:26 PM UTC+12, Christian Gollwitzer
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Am 19.06.16 um 02:12 schrieb Lawrence D’Oliveiro:
>>>
>>>> But not vi/vim. It only lets you place your cursor *on* a character,
>>>> not *in-between* characters.
>>>
>>> This is true if you use the text-mode version. I prefer gvim (actually
>>> macvim on the mac) which feels much more like a modern editor.
>> 
>> Why not just use a modern editor, and be done with it?
> 
> Why would you even suggest this to a vim user?  What's your point?  If
> you're not a vim user then you have no idea how vim benefits the person
> who is proficient in it and enjoys using it. There are many reasons to
> use vim.  Since you're not really interested in these reasons I won't
> bother re-stating them here.  I'm sure there are reasons you prefer a
> "modern editor" also.
> 
> I can argue all day long about how arcane emacs is, and argue how
> wodnerful vim is, but I could never in seriousness suggest to an emacs
> user that he'd be better off using vim or a "modern editor."  Nor should
> you.

indeed

The only thing EMACS lacks is a good text editor.

Vi has two modes "beep repeatedly" and "break Everything"

Although both the editors are extremely powerful they both suffer from 
over design.
 




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