[wingide-users] More Griping :-)
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Mar 22 15:54:25 MDT 2007
Harper, Jason wrote:
> #X was confusing to me at first as well. Wing has a notion of
> "Transient Windows". There is a preference setting under
> Editor->Advanced that controls the number allowed to be open at one time
> (Transient Threshold). I have increased this number to some obscene
> maximum (e.g. 100) to get the behavior that I expect (files stay open
> when I open them and don't magically disappear). :-)
Ahh... thanks. That is likely to be it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com
> [mailto:wingide-users-bounces at wingware.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:24 PM
> To: wingide-users at wingware.com
> Subject: [wingide-users] More Griping :-)
> Hello all,
> By the way, a couple of things I missed of my list of gripes in my
> previous emails :
> #X. Occasionally Wing closes files when we are editing multiple ones.
> I haven't been able to work out what triggers this, so I haven't
> reported it before.
> #Y. There is no drop down list of all the open files from the editor
> sub-window. You have to go to the 'Windows' menu item. I believe you
> have said that this is a feature that you are adding soon.
> Sorry for these, but they are both issues that came up today when
> working with my colleague today.
> By the way, about the 'execute script to console', I realise that I have
> mentioned it before. In the past it has seemed like you (the Wing
> developers) feel like it is a low priority and that tying the 'execute'
> functionality heavily to the debugger is the best approach.
> *However*, a substantial proportion of Python developers I know simply
> never (or rarely) use debuggers.
> Most other text editors and IDEs I use / have used provide 'launch with
> external tool' support, and allow the piping of the output back into a
> window (plus support for killing the process). A lot allow then double
> clicking on parts of tracebacks to jump to the error line.
> These are always features I have found invaluable and having to hack our
> way through the Wing API to provide *some* of these features is painful.
> SPE for example, provides a multiplicity of ways of executing scripts
> being edited - to an external console window (with or without pause
> after executing) and into an editor window. (Even Textpad does well on
> this score - possibly one reason why my boss won't switch to a 'real'
> Conceptually these *feel* like they ought to be *easier* to implement
> than execution through your debugger, although I realise that life is
> never that easy.
> Wing has some excellent features (the autocomplete is second to none).
> Can I put a plea in for enhanced support for executing scripts.
> All the best,
> Michael Foord
> Wing IDE users list
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