[Tutor] IDLE Usage - was Interpreter Restarts

Tiger12506 keridee at jayco.net
Tue Jul 17 19:33:54 CEST 2007

Yeah. But she's running Windows.
Perhaps vim is scary to some Windows users.
(I thought it was scary and annoying. Are all those ~ characters really in 
the file or not?
I kept second guessing the editor.)

--Sara, could you give an example of how it doesn't work?
  Just what happens? Just what doesn't happen?

You say you have Python 2.3 installed...

> Greetings,
> I use an editor called 'vim' on GNU/Linux.
> I invoke vim on the command-line by typing: vi
> (vi is a link to /usr/bin/vim)
> In my home directory I have a vim config file
> named .vimrc (that is: dot_vimrc [the dot makes it hidden]).
> The .vimrc file has some things in it that do some nice stuff
> for editing Python files; such as syntax highlighting, line numbers,
> indenting, and also runs Python when I press the F2 function key.
> I run vim in an X ternminal called Konsole. I can also run it
> from the command-line in any tty.
> Okay, here it is. Just copy/paste this into an editor, and save it as:
> .vimrc
> -------------8<------Cut Here-------->8---------------
> " .vimrc
> "
> " Created by Jeff Elkner 23 January 2006
> " Last modified 2 February 2006
> "
> " Turn on syntax highlighting and autoindenting
> syntax enable
> filetype indent on
> " set autoindent width to 4 spaces (see
> " http://www.vim.org/tips/tip.php?tip_id=83)
> set nu
> set et
> set sw=4
> set smarttab
> " Bind <f2> key to running the python interpreter on the currently active
> " file.  (curtesy of Steve Howell from email dated 1 Feb 2006).
> map <f2> :w\|!python %<cr>
> -------------8<------Cut Here-------->8---------------
> To use it, just type: vi myCode.py
> (If you don't have a link named vi that points to /usr/bin/vim,
> you'll have to type vim or /usr/bin/vim to get it going...
> since I don't have any idea what you're working at, I can't say.)
> Once you're in vim, looking at your code, press F2 to run it.
> I understand that Emacs also does Python! =)
> But I won't go there... I don't do Emacs.
> -- 
> bhaaluu at gmail dot com
> On 7/17/07, Luke Paireepinart <rabidpoobear at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A lot of Python programmers
>> use Vi for writing their code.  do you have access to that through SSH?
>> I'm not quite sure what you mean by "SSH editor."
>> -Luke
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