codeEditor - A Python-aware code editor written using the PythonCard
codeEditor [file] [switches]
The codeEditor program is one of the tools included with the PythonCard
GUI framework. It is focused on being a simple to use Python source
code editor. It is not intended to be a generic editor or replace
vi(m), Emacs, etc. If you are already happy with your existing editing
environment for Python source code, there is no particular reason you
have to switch.
codeEditor borrows ideas and code from IDLE as well as Mark Hammond’s
Pythonwin, PyCrust (the PythonCard shell) and Robin Dunn’s pyshell.py.
The core editor component uses the wxPython wxStyledTextCtrl (wxSTC)
which in turn uses Neil Hodgson’s Scintilla. Isn’t open source fun? In
15 minutes you can have a pretty decent editor by standing on the
shoulders of others.
Note that switches must come after any filename in order to be
-p Show property editor
-m Show message watcher
-l Enable logging
-s Show shell
-m Show namespace
-d Show debug menu
The codeEditor utility also provides additional functionality that is
not discussed in this manpage, because it is somewhat difficult to
completely describe usage of a GUI program in a text-based manpage.
For more detailed usage instructions or for more information on the
PythonCard GUI framework in general, you should install the pythoncard-
doc package and take a look at the various walk-throughs, tutorials and
samples included with it.
Once the pythoncard-doc package is installed, the documentation is
installed to /usr/share/doc/pythoncard-doc, and is also available via
Debian’s doc-base infrastructure - find it in the Devel section using
dwww(1), doc-central(1) or dhelp(1).
If you would rather not install the pythoncard-doc package, you can
find essentially the same information on the PythonCard website:
Although it is considered to be stable, this is still development-level
software. If you use codeEditor as a real text editor then you may
want to work on backup copies of documents in case there are bugs that
might corrupt your text.
Please report bugs in this or any PythonCard component to the Debian
Bug Tracking system using reportbug(1).
This manpage was written by Kenneth J. Pronovici <email@example.com>,
for use by the Debian project. Content was based on previously-
existing PythonCard documentation in other forms.