The IDE question

John Fabiani jfabiani at
Sun Oct 10 06:07:50 CEST 2004

dataangel wrote:

> I'm trying to find an IDE for python that I'm comfortable with. For my
> needs IDLE actually works 99% of the time, but on my current project I
> need to have lots of files open at once, and I would really prefer to
> have tabbed browsing. I'd even try to code this into IDLE myself but I
> have no experience with Tk.
> All of the IDEs I've found (google + python wiki page) are either A)
> Commercial or B) Written for either an older version of python or
> wxPython or C) Are syntax highlighting in eclipse and that's it.
> All I'm really looking for is the equivalent of IDLE with tabbed
> browsing. Anyone have any suggestions?
I'm not sure which platform but take a look at Eric (it has projects and
tabs).  Of course this only works with Linux.  You might also take a look
at SPE (windows and Linux).  I like Eric because of the debugger.


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