Eclipse best/good or bad IDE for Python?

Fabio Zadrozny fabioz at esss.com.br
Mon Dec 5 16:44:35 CET 2005


John J. Lee wrote:

>Fabio Zadrozny <fabioz at esss.com.br> writes:
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>>I must also warn you that I'm its current maintainer, and it is *my* 
>>favorite IDE :-)
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>>But in the end, as I said, it is a subjective matter, so, you'll have to 
>>decide it for yourself.
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>Hey, Fabio, can this be true:
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>https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=15820
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>|------- Comment #4 From Chris McLaren  2003-01-08 10:43  [reply] -------
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>|this is not a key bindings issue anymore - key bindings can be fully 
>|customized but vi emulation requires special support from the editor. closing 
>|this pr - best step is to try and lobby vi emulation to the draft proposal.
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>They're kidding, right???  Can it be possible there's no free vi mode
>for Eclipse??  If something so basic is missing from the core stuff,
>gives me little hope emacs will be displaced as the Big Beast of
>editors anytime soon...
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Well, I remember seeing one that was free (altough this was more than a 
year ago -- I don't really use vi, so, I searched it just out of 
curiosity), but if you searched and it was not found... I don't know, 
maybe its author decided to make it commercial? Still, I'm pretty sure 
there was one...

>The basis in Java makes me worry a tiny bit too.  First, Lisp plus the
>'programmers scratch their own itch' model seems to have been very
>successful in letting people Get the Job Done in Emacs.  More
>important, I fear licensing issues will keep away Emacs hackers who
>might otherwise switch and make the platform more usable for other
>Emacs refugees.
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Being java, does not worry me that much... there are already many vms 
aside from suns (including gcj), and I think that if you do not want to 
program in java, adding scripting layers for jython, jruby, etc should 
be fairly easy (given that someone has the time to do it).

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>John
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Fabio




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