[Tutor] Best Python Editor
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 14 17:52:41 CEST 2009
"Alan Gauld" <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote
> Some of this might just be what we are used to too. Remember that
> IDEs as such didn't really come into existence till about 12-15 years
Sigh! I'm getting old....
In fact the first thing I would call an IDE in the modern sense was
probably Turbo Pascal v4 (previous versions didn't include a
debugger) which came out in 1987 according to Wikipedia.
So in fact IDEs have been around on PCs for about 22 years!
But they certainly weren't common on *nix until about the
mid 90's (Galaxy, Object/CodeCenter and HP Softbench
being very expensive exceptions!)
[ And of course Smalltalk80 had a very complete IDE in 1980,
(See Squeek screenshots for some idea of how it differs from
modern GUIs!) but Smalltalk has always been an exception to
the rules! ]
Apologies for the misinformation.
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