DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» is a community of 963,274 amazing developers

We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.

Create account Log in
Kajigga for Scripting With Python

Posted on • Originally published at scriptingwithpython.com on

Using a Proper Text Editor

Using a Proper Text Editor

Hey, you! Yeah, you. Come on over. We need to have a chat. Let's just get a few things out in the open so we can discuss it like adults.

We need to talk about that text editor you might be using.

You should never open or edit a Python file with a program such as Microsoft Word, TextEdit (Mac), LibreOffice, Pages, or any other page layout program. Just say no! It won't work. You will get frustrated. Your code won't run. It won't work. (Did I say that already?) There are pretty much...let's see... zero reasons to open code of any kind in such a program. You are only asking for trouble.[1]
Continue Reading ->

Top comments (4)

Collapse
 
arsho profile image
Ahmedur Rahman Shovon

Yesterday one of my friend asked me what HTML is. I tried to show him some tags using Microsoft Word as he is familiar to it. I wrote a single line containing <h1>Demo</h1> and saved it with html extension. Then I tried to open the file using browser, it was a complete disaster. I just hope he would not fear to learn web designing after seeing the encoded strings as output of a single line!

Collapse
 
tterb profile image
Brett Stevenson • Edited on

I'm not gonna lie, I audibly gasped at the thought of editing a Python file in Microsoft Word...

Collapse
 
kajigga profile image
Kajigga Author

I wouldn't have mentioned it if I hadn't seen it...several times.

Collapse
 
filhoweuler profile image
Weuler Borges

A bit off topic, but I would love to know the theme that u're using on ur website. Neat!

Take a look at this:

Settings

Go to your customization settings to nudge your home feed to show content more relevant to your developer experience level. πŸ›