[wingide-users] Wing IDE 101
support at wingware.com
Wed Jan 30 09:46:50 MST 2008
Avner Ben wrote:
> (1) The lack of auto-completion is crippling. I am certain the students
> will not agree to not having auto-completion when they can get it on
> other free tools. I strongly suggest that you consider enabling
> auto-completion, since this is definitely not the one feature that will
> prevent serious users from buying the full product. The lack of any form
> of project management does that.
101 is really aimed at intro programming courses for non-programmers
that have never written a line of code before. The university we
designed this with specifically asked for no auto-completion for
For a variety of reasons, it's fairly unlikely we'll add completion
to the free version of Wing.
> (2) Under "Debug", programs run visibly slower than in the full version.
Are you comparing the same versions of Wing? I'm a bit surprised at
this and haven't seen it myself. I should note that at the moment
3.0 is slower than 2.1, although we're hoping to fix that soon.
> (3) The "Run" mode does not always work.
Can you provide any details?
> (4) While debugging a multi-threaded application, stopping at a
> breakpoint and opening the "stack data", tool sometimes makes the
> debugger show the wrong thread.
A few of the debug tools seem to sometimes set the stack frame too
early, and it may be more apparent in 101 for some reason. We'll
try to fix it. I suspect our other users were not debugging threaded
apps since most are in CS 101 style classes.
> (5) I like the idea that running the program automatically opens the
> "Debug I/O" tool. I would like to see this feature in the full version
> too, configurable to file.
We'll address this, although it'll likely be done with something
more like configurable perspectives for debug/editing/testing/etc
than Wing deciding preemptively what to show.
Thanks for the feedback!
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