The best platform and editor for Python

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at
Thu Jul 5 23:13:29 CEST 2007

On Jul 5, 7:18 pm, kimiraikkonen <kimiraikkone... at> wrote:
> I just wanted a simple answer to my simple question, however topic has
> messed up. Think questioner as a beginner and use more understandable
> terms to help :)
> Thanks.

The problem is simply that the Python community has failed in this
respect. There are many platform dependent and ideology driven ways to
do deal with code editing / debugging but not actually a recommend or
"pythonic" way. Other than Smalltalk, Python has not created an own
style / identity regarding decent development environments and since
half of the community is happy with Emacs and the other half wants to
program in a VS-like environment, neither consensus nor progress has
to be expected. If you use Google groups to access comp.lang.python
you will also recognize that your question comes up every few weeks so
it has a certain tradition to create the same spectrum of answers.

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