What's the best python web-developer's editor

Jay Loden jloden at toughguy.net
Thu Jan 20 19:51:43 CET 2005


You didn't mention platform, but I'm guessing from the mention of Screem that 
you're using a Linux platform.  On Linux I like kwrite and kate (both 
similar, kate includes some other features like a built in terminal where you 
can run some commands, ability to support projects, open multiple files tiled 
to read all the code at once, etc).  They both use the same editing portion, 
which has syntax highlighting for Python and html both.  Because of KDE 
network transparency, you can edit files over ftp/save to an ftp site. 

Just in case, I'll recommend my favorite Windows editor for those times when 
I'm stuck on Windows - Crimson Editor, http://www.crimsoneditor.com Has 
syntax highlights, and just about every feature I could possibly ask for in 
an editor.  I actually missed this app the most when moving to Linux. 

-Jay

On Thursday 20 January 2005 1:47, andy wrote:
> Anybody like to comment on which editor they use for python web app
> development - for both discrete and mixed python and html code,  and why?
>
> I'm comfortable with IDLE (used it for years) but of course it lacks ftp
> or webDAV abilities, obviously because it's not intended for that type
> of use.
>
> I've had a look at Screem - and that seems to do python syntax
> highlighting, but it dosn't seem to be python syntax aware (unless
> there's a hidden option somewhere).  Although I can live without auto
> indent, I'd rather not...
>
> I'm sure emacs, xemacs, vi, elvis and so on can do the same, but I have
> no experience with them for  heavy python or html coding, nor the time
> to trip off down a blind-alley to find out!  I know Enough Vi To Get
> By(tm) but it's by no means my favourite editor.  Emacs is a complete
> mystery to me.
>
> I guess I *could* use IDLE and Screem together, but that's a clunky
> solution!
>
> all opinions greatfully received,
> -andyj



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