[Chicago] IDEs

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 00:47:40 CEST 2009

Most Java developers whipped by the man end up in Eclipse, which has a
Python plugin as well.

Anecdotal evidence is that 'old skool' Python developers are way more
likely to use vim than emacs, but that's just observational.

WingIDE remains popular, but when you get down to it, there're
literally a ton of capable text editors (OK not literally) and yeah,
emacs colorizes just fine, though make sure your version knows 'yield'
and 'while' are keywords (had to update mine once), plus you'll want
purple or something for MVPs (non-keywords that're still really
important e.g. dir, IDLE a good guide).

Python 3.1rc1 (r31rc1:73069, May 31 2009, 08:57:10) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
(Intel)] on win32
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.
>>> import keyword
>>> dir(keyword)
['__all__', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__',
'__package__', 'iskeyword', 'kwlist', 'main']
>>> keyword.kwlist
['False', 'None', 'True', 'and', 'as', 'assert', 'break', 'class',
'continue', 'def', 'del', 'elif', 'else', 'except', 'finally', 'for',
'from', 'global', 'if', 'import', 'in', 'is', 'lambda', 'nonlocal',
'not', 'or', 'pass', 'raise', 'return', 'try', 'while', 'with',

>From sunny Portland,


On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Garrett Smith<g at rrett.us.com> wrote:
> I'm really hoping to start a flame war here, seriously!
> Just kidding.
> I'm actually going to post off topic here and ask if anyone here used
> Emacs as their primary Java development environment/IDE/editor.
> I know a number of Python folks who are forced by whip from the man to
> develop in Java. My guess is that some of them use Emacs for other stuff
> and just might have some insight as to how to make Emacs work well with
> Java.
> I've heard it can't be done.
> Garrett
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