[Tutor] IDLE problems, recommend a good IDE ?

Dave S 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 -
> Dave:
> 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 
> happen.

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 !

> Andy
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