how do "real" python programmers work?

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at
Fri Jan 13 07:51:55 EST 2006

bblais wrote:
> In Python, there seems to be a couple ways of doing things.   I could
> write it in one window, and from a Unix shell call
>                            python
> and be like C++, but then I lose the interactiveness which makes
> prototyping easier.  If I use the python shell, I can use import (and
> reload), or execfile perhaps.
> How do experienced python programmers usually do it?  Is there a
> "usually" about it, or is it up to personal taste?  Are there any
> convenient ways of doing these things?
> I realize this is a pretty newbie question, but it could possibly save
> me hours of time if there is a better way to work.

SPE (the IDE) has several nice ways of running code - including
launching it as an external file.

This is what I use for almost all my development.

All the best,


>           thanks,
>             Brian Blais

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