My future Python IDE article

Don Rozenberg rozen at
Tue Sep 9 19:38:08 CEST 2003

mertz at (David Mertz) wrote in message news:<mailman.1061920192.21278.python-list at>...
> Pythonistas,
> My loyal fans :-) will remember that I did a Python IDE roundup for
> _Charming Python_ a couple years back.  Now I have another such roundup
> lined up... not the very next article, but it's there on the list.
> In the intervening years, I've hardly touched anything one might call an
> IDE.  I've looked at screenshots from time to time, and read various
> announcements.  But really I just use text editors and command lines.
> Here's the thing:  I probably have room to look at about four different
> tools in one article.  In fact, it wouldn't be absurd to only do three.
> Past that, I cannot do more than list contact information and platform
> in the available words.  I'm sure there are more than four IDEs that
> -someone- loves to work with out there... but I need to have a cutoff.
> So readers... make the case for your favorite one getting on the
> list.  I have a while to ponder the opinions advanced, should this
> prompt some discussion (it may take a little while to order review
> copies of commercial tools and/or get things installed).
> Yours, David...

For a long time, I have been using emacs as my Python IDE and have
found that python-mode can be improved - see
for my version. Also a straight-forward way of using pdb under emacs,
can be found at  These two
tweeks make a great difference for me.

Am happy to learn about ELSE from these postings, I will give it a try

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