Best Python Editor (under Linux)

John Taylor john_taylor_1973 at
Thu Jan 2 20:33:47 CET 2003


I am also a big fan of Vim.  It can be run from the console or in an
xterm, but there is also a GUI version, that makes it really easy to
open/save files, copy/paste, find/replace, etc.  It has syntax
highlighting for many languages including python.  One really neat
feature of Vim it that it has the ability to turn your syntax
highlighted code into an HTML document, which is a really nice way to
post code snippets to the web.  Under Windows, you can use Gvim, which
is similar to the GUI linux version.


Robin Munn <rmunn at> wrote in message news:<slrnb18rrp.7kd.rmunn at>...
> Johan <johan at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Anyone know some good Python editors under Linux?
> > With good color highlightning... :)
> > 
> > I prefer free editors (have seen WingIDE but it isnt free :(...).
> > 
> > I hope someone know where i can find some editors :)
> > 
> > Looking forward to your replies... :)
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Johan
> My personal preference is for Vim ( It's standard
> Unix vi with all the features (like color highlighting, text folding,
> etc.) that you might want in a programmer's editor. If vi isn't your cup
> of tea, you won't like Vim. But if, like me, you've grown used to the
> flexibility of vi's modal keybindings, you'll love it. To give you an
> idea, I am actually twice as productive, roughly, in Vim as in another
> editor. This is only a subjective measure, but there you go.

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