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Python heaven...

Stephen Adler wrote:
> How many BLU'ers use IDE's like eclipse or just keep hacking code with
> emacs, (or vi?) issuing make commands in a separate terminal window or
> with the emacs internal compile command? I'm just wondering just how
> behind the times I am...

Call me an "old dog" if you will, but I still do nearly all my coding via
Emacs.  I've been using it for 20 years and I assume 20 years from now I'll
still be using it:-) Even on Windows, I much prefer Emacs to "Visual" Studio.
As mentioned, emacs lets me keep my hands on the keyboard, and I know it will
be around on any platform I use.  Esp. given I write on Linux, BSD and Windows,
without it, I'd be lost.

That being said, I do keep looking at IDEs.  I found Eclipse, at least for C++
programming a year or so ago, to be clumsy at best.  For instance, it insisted
on adding every file in a folder to a project, which is silly. I have installed,
but not yet tried, KDevelop.  I uses Komodo for a bit, for php & python programming,
and liked it, but not enough to jump in completely and pay for it.

Jonathan Arnold             

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