[Tutor] IDLE problems, recommend a good IDE ?
pythontut at pusspaws.net
Wed May 26 16:00:13 EDT 2004
Andrew Fant wrote:
> --On Wednesday, May 26, 2004 07:48:32 -0800 Tim Johnson
> <tim at johnsons-web.com> wrote:
>> * Dave S <pythontut at pusspaws.net> [040525 01:56]:
>>> Ive been learning on IDLE, which has been great but I have had
>>> occasional stability problems, which are a bit
>>> disconcerting. It just locked up X on my gentoo system :-( Anyhow Im
>>> back now -
> Good to see more gentoo-types coming out of the woodwork. I'd check my
> optimizations settings in make.conf and steer away from excessive
> compiler flags, just as generic advice. If you are depending on -f
> flags instead of the -O and -march/-mcpu options, wierd things can
I think I am OK there ... System has been rock solid up till now.
> As far as IDEs go, I never got into idle myself. boa-constructor is in
> portage, but it is a rather heavyweight tool for developing larger
> apps (particularly gui tools with WxPython). I've played with it a
> little, but it is almost certainly overkill for those of us, including
> myself, who are still learning. I'm doing all my coding lately in
> Komodo. It's not free, but Activestate sells the educational/hobbiest
> version for about 30 dollars. The key bindings are a little annoying,
> and I am working on setting them to be more emacsish, but aside from
> that, it works very nicely. It also has a nice graphical source
> debugger built in which has saved my rear several times lately.
Im learning about de-buggers .. tried the eric3 one & liked it
> If you use komodo as a professional developer, you are supposed to by
> their pro version which is more expensive, but also includes a
> graphical gui builder and support for tcl/tk (the educational version
> supports perl, python, and php fully, with syntax highlighting for
> many other languages). Installation went fine on my gentoo systems,
> and it hasn't had caused me any problems yet.
Ill take a look at Komodo ...
OT Gentoo rocks !
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