On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 05:28:51PM +0900, Martin DeMello wrote:
> On 2/23/07, Servando Garcia <garcia.servando / gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >Beginning programmers should concentrate solely on the basics of
> >programming.
> 
> Why is why a text editor isn't the best thing either - the "basics of
> programming" should ideally let you write code, without worrying about
> setting up your environment and include paths properly, getting the
> right commands to compile/run it, etc. You should be open up an IDE,
> type in some code, and hit a button to have it run, interact with the
> debugger, etc.

Alex Young makes a good point, re: SciTE, in answer to this.  My
immediate thought, though, was that this isn't necessarily the realm of
the tools you use -- for instance, Ruby mostly solves these problems
pretty handily, regardless of what kind of editor you're using.

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