I want to write scripts in IDLE, but I love how the built in python window in ArcGIS 10.2 automatically fills in the module names as you start typing them.
For example, if I type
arcpy.Lis..., the python window in ArcGIS will suggest
In IDLE, that doesn't occur, and I feel that if I type one wrong letter or mess up a case, it will cause the script to crash and burn.
At the top of my script, I write:
import arcpy.mapping as mapping # etc
However I don't believe this runs until the script runs, so how can the window know what I've imported. Can I do something in the shell so that the autocomplete works in IDLE?