[Tutor] Use flag to exit? (OT - PEP 8 Gripe)

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Sat Jun 26 08:08:18 CEST 2010

Richard D. Moores wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 09:48, Emile van Sebille <emile at fenx.com> wrote:
>> On 6/25/2010 9:08 AM Steve Willoughby said...
>>> On 25-Jun-10 08:23, Emile van Sebille wrote:
>>>> On 6/25/2010 1:33 AM ALAN GAULD said...
>>>>>> Copy and pasting is a PITA.
>>>>> Why would you want to copy and paste?
>>>> Because it makes it easy to work on code. My preferred editor (TextPad)
>>>> allows block selection of indented text such that I can copy and paste
>>>> functions and methods into the python CLI and work with them there. I
>>> If what you're trying to do is a PITA, that should raise two questions:
>> Points taken, but understand that the OP termed it a PITA, from which Alan
>> asked why cut 'n paste.  I don't find it a PITA at all and am quite
>> comfortable with my approach (editor choice being a religious issue after
>> all).  My gripe is only that complying with PEP 8 is not possible.
> I'm the OP. What I called a PITA is copy and pasting using the Windows
> command line.
> Dick
Do you activate Quick-Edit mode in your DOS box?  Once you have that on, 
it's not much of a pain to copy and paste, as long as what you're 
copying fits a rectangle.


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