What's The Best Editor for python

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
Fri Mar 24 18:04:09 CET 2006


> Can one of you say to me what's the best editor for
> editing the python programs ( for linux or windows ), and
> if you can send it to me to the adresse

Hmmm...it's been almost a week since this topic came up on 
the list.  Good to see the topic is undead :)  For plenty of 
reading, check out the list archives:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/search?group=comp.lang.python&q=editor+%28best+OR+perfect+OR+ideal%29

Pretty much any text editor will do.  If you're developing 
on both Linux and Windows, it's an advantage to have an 
editor that you can use on both.  I happen to use vim/vi 
which is available pretty much wherever you go.  About the 
same sorta thing can be said for emacs, though I'm not a 
user, so I can't comment on it.  I'll grant that vi/vim has 
a learning curve like a brick wall, but once you're over the 
initial learning hurdle, it reaps heaps of rewards.

Check out http://www.python.org/moin/PythonEditors

Try 'em out and see what *you* like.  In a pinch, there's 
always ed:

	http://www.gnu.org/jokes/ed.msg.html
	http://www.gnu.org/software/ed/ed.html

Or edlin if you're on Dos/Win32 :)  Though I think in such 
an event on Dos/Win32, I'd almost rather use "copy con" as 
my editor...

-tkc









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