[Tutor] IDLE shell indentation?
steve at pearwood.info
Fri Oct 19 05:44:51 CEST 2012
On 19/10/12 14:23, boB Stepp wrote:
> This does keep the alignment I desire; however, IDLE shell's
> autoindent feature goes away inside the exec function. Further, my
> tab, which is set to 4 spaces, becomes 8 spaces at the indent;
> apparently the tab takes effect after where ">>> " would normally
> occur. Of course I can just manually type the four spaces. Alas!
> Perfection here is apparently unattainable! ~(:>))
If you want a decent IDE for Python, run, don't walk, run away from
Under Linux, the vanilla Python interactive interpreter plus a few
basic command line commands is *much* better than IDLE.
IPython is even more powerful, and still easy to use.
Or try bpython:
Or try ActiveState's commercial Python install, which includes a
In my opinion, anyone using IDLE under Linux probably does it
because they like pain, and anyone using it under Windows does so
only because they don't know of the alternatives.
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