[Chicago] Regarding Text Editors

Thomas Johnson thomas.j.johnson at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:30:28 EDT 2016

Previously vi, then emacs, then JetBrains. Never going back to vi/emacs
except for the most trivial tasks.
I'm sure you could do everything in vi/emacs that you can do with PyCharm,
but why spend weeks messing with vim plugins or emacs lisp or whatever when
you can have a real IDE.

CLion has even made C++ fun again.

With all that said....if you're just learning to walk, you probably
shouldn't strap on rollerblades. In other words, I don't necessarily
disagree with your professors.

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 3:26 PM Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:

> To ide or not to ide, that is the question. I'm big fan of free choice. I
> used VIM for many years, an IDE for several years, and now use mostly
> Sublime (with anaconda/pyflakes/pep8 installed) + IPython + pdb + Jupyter
> notebooks. The last one is a bit of surprise. I can always jump back to VIM
> if I am doing something tricky. Nonetheless, overall use what you like the
> most. Whatever you use, be sure to follow good Python etiquette**
> ** There is written (like PEP8) I gave a talk
> <https://prezi.com/cdrj3szmkbxk/write-pretty-code/> awhile back on and so
> did Raymond at pycon <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf-BqAjZb8M>
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