best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

alister alister.ware at
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.


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.

If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.

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