Python with Eclipse

Fabio Zadrozny fabiofz at
Mon Jun 19 07:10:24 EDT 2006

On 6/18/06, Stan Cook <sdcook55 at> wrote:
> I've been trying to use Eclipse with Python on Linux for a
> while and have noticed something odd.  After running the
> code or debugging a few times, its responsiveness gets
> really bad.  Upon checking the equivalent of the task
> manager, I find several instances of Python running.  When I
> kill these instances, the responsiveness comes back.  I'm
> not sure if there is a better place to post this, but it is
> Python related.  Is this just an issue with Eclipse or is
> there something else I should inspect?

If you're using pydev, the problem might be that you have PyLint enabled.
Having it enabled might have the effect of spawning several shells for doing
code-analysis. You can try disabling it or using pydev extensions that gives
you a faster code-analysis. You might also restrict the number of shells
that PyDev can spawn at a given time in the pylint preferences (if that's
not it, please report it as a bug in the pydev tracker at sourceforge, so
that we can check other possibilities --


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