python 3000 IDE? be warned: contentious

Olivier DECKMYN olivier.deckmyn at
Sat Feb 17 03:16:05 EST 2001

Did you take a look at ?

It might really be a good starting point, isn't it ?

"charles loboz" <phys137 at> a écrit dans le message news:
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> 1. It seems that there are several Python IDEs in which many smart people
> invested plenty of effort. We have WinPython, IDLE (do we still have it ?
> ;-)), ActiveState is coming up with Komodo (build on Mozilla) and I
> missed a few here - apologies. Plus we have commercial ones.
> 2. Competition is good, splitting efforts probably less good. And there's
> fine line between them.
> 3. My abbreviated personal view about technology directions: Win will rule
> the desktop, not only because of it's current popularity - but because it
> has component model.  Linux doesn't have a native object model - which
> creates scalability (in size and functionality) problems for applications.
> Java on Linux will provide the component model but only for the Java
> not Linux.
> 4. Good and lasting IDE is about modularity and ease of extension. While I
> applaud the efforts of ActiveState I'm not sure that using Mozilla gives
> enough fuel for the long run.
> 5. - please, please, please read the whitepaper on that!
> 6. Essentially this is an open source IDE for Java - but can be used for
> most anything else. It's highly modular - you can customize/replace editor
> or file system etc (see 5). There is some fantastic stuff there as well as
> plenty of good design. Jython folks obviously are already having a peek at
> it (naturally) - but this could be used for general Python, too. And used
> both platforms - NT and UNIX.
> 7. I'm not sure how well Netbeans functionality can be blended with
> winpython. but then, i suspect that winpython functionality will blend
> .NET anyway.

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