Trying to set-up SPE so my 12-y-o daughter can try out some simple programming. Several frustrations hence this is a multi-question post
Q1) When I launch SPE the CPU indicator whams up to 100% - is this really such a CPU hog ? This happens even just opening the editor.
Q2) When downloaded a 'snake' game and tried to run within SPE .. it came up with an obscure error in a routine which is not even within the 'snake' game - something like nocbreak() within wrapper.py returned ERR. Any ideas ?
Q3) I found somewhere on the internet (sorry author for not crediting you) a plausible looking very simple hangman game. Typed into SPE.
3a) When I 'run' from within SPE it starts OK, and types the 1st bit of output, then it sits there waiting for the user (me !) to input a letter. I cannot get the blessed thing to accept any input. Except CTRL-R ! which it will happily axe the script on. Is there some magic I am missing which allows one to input to the shell ?
3b) The commands to open Terminal and/or to run the script in a Terminal window (which sounds to me like a better way forward) produce no results at all. Nothing happens, neither a busy indicator nor any sign of output. Any ideas how to run the script in a Terminal window ?
4) Am I limited to SPE ? Are there other (perhaps simpler) editing and execution environments ? Am happy with a text editor and command line if someone can teach me the magic words. I saw there is another thing in the Debian Gnome environment called WinPDB, but that seems even more impenetrable than SPE and will leave it well alone.
TIA for any helpful guidance.