Python IDE: great headache....
a at b.c
Mon Mar 13 19:57:23 CET 2006
Being a Delphi user at work, I know what you mean :)
The best python IDE I have found is Stani's Python Editor (SPE), and I
think Stani himself replied to your message as well.
It integrates wxGlade, which is nice for form-building, although I don't
really do much of that with the python code I write.
My only gripe with SPE is that the memory usage, while SPE is running,
slowly climbs and climbs, and after several hours that python thread
running SPE is using several hundred megabytes of RAM. I usually just
restart it. It seems as if the effect is pronouced when running code
in the IDE.
Other than that, I now use SPE instead of Vim for python editing, which
is a big step for me. SPE is quite slick; some ways to go, but
certainly on the right track. The built-in code-completion is a godsend.
Hope this helps
Sullivan WxPyQtKinter wrote:
> IDLE is no longer satisfactory for me. Other IDEs make me very
> confused. Really do not know which one to use.
> I use WinXP sp2 for current development.
> So far as I know, Eclipse + PyDev + PyDev Extension is perfect for
> source code editing. Since I am really not sure how to use the debugger
> module, I really do not know how to add watch to variables etc. Anyone
> knows if this platform is a good one?
> I hope that an IDE should be featured with:
> 1. Grammar Colored highlights.
> 2. Manage project in a tree view or something alike, ie, a project file
> 3. Code collapse and folding.
> 4. Code auto-completion: especially prompting function parameters when
> I am typing a function previously defined by myself. Like the one in
> Visual Studio series.
> 5. Debugging: Breakpoints, conditional pause. watch for variables.step
> into, over and out of a function.
> What about other IDEs? Since I do not need GUI development. More over,
> the free-of-charge IDE is highly preferred.
> 6.Indentation management like in IDLE: press ctrl+[/] to modify the
> identation of a line or a block.
> In addition, I have seen quite a few editors, which are definitely not
> what I want.
> Thank you so much for suggestions.
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