Eclipse Plugins

Heikki Toivonen heikki at
Fri Oct 26 20:26:21 CEST 2007

Martin Marcher wrote:
> 2007/10/26, Robert Rawlins - Think Blue <robert.rawlins at>:
>> For my other languages, such as HTML, ColdFusion, JAVA etc I make good use
>> of the Eclipse SDK, and I'm looking for some advice on the best and most
>> popular python plug-ins available, what would you suggest? I downloaded one
>> called PyDev which looked ok but nothing too exciting.

I'm a very happy user of PyDev. The main reason I got PyDev was to get
automatic error reporting in the editor (it uses PyLint for this, you
need to install PyLint first). The debugger is also pretty good
(supports even multiple threads). Exceptions could perhaps be handled
better, and getting a shell in the debugger context is only available in
the commercial extension to PyDev I think.

Having come from (X)Emacs, perhaps my IDE needs are primitive. I've
tried to use some automatic refactoring tools but support that that is
pretty primitive for Python at the moment.

PyDev is open source, and the developer is pretty responsive, so if you
could describe what is missing there is a good chance it would get
implemented. I even fixed two bugs myself, my first ever real Java

  Heikki Toivonen

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