Freesoftware for auto/intelligent code completing in Python

Ali Servet Dönmez asd at
Wed Jul 2 20:15:04 CEST 2008

On Jul 2, 7:55 pm, Ivan Ven Osdel <i... at> wrote:
> The free Python editors/IDEs really do need work as far as code completion goes but I am hopeful.
> IMO Stani's Python Editor comes closest by providing some code sense through a combination of history and doc strings for Python built-ins. Where it falls short is the ability to scan doc strings for your own code and non built-in modules in the Python path. Python already has the ground work in place to accomplish something similar to VS's XML commenting/intellisense system. With a Python interpretor you can type help(myModule) and get the doc string documentation. So I imagine implementing code sense for code being developed as well as non built-in modules would just be a matter of finding the appropriate module at the right time and piping the output of help([module]) to a popup window.
> If your willing to help work on something like that I suggest contacting Stani directly creating a plugin for Geany
> Ivan Ven Osdel
> Software Engineer
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ali Servet Dönmez" <a... at>
> To: python-l... at
> Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 3:33:59 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: Re: Freesoftware for auto/intelligent code completing in Python
> On Jul 1, 12:15 am, Fuzzyman <fuzzy... at> wrote:
> > On Jun 30, 10:46 pm, Ali Servet Dönmez <a... at> wrote:
> > > I don't want to be so mean here, but how hard it could be be writing a
> > > freesoftware which would automatically/intelligently auto complete
> > > Python code? (I mean something that really does the job, like
> > > Microsoft's Visual Studio or Sun's NetBeans or something else, you
> > > name it, but just don't give me PyDev please...)
> > > This could be an extension, a plugin, an Emacs mode, a new editor or
> > > even a brand new huge all-fancy IDE, I don't care, but what am I
> > > missing here?
> > > Could someone please point me out something that I'm really missing
> > > which is already present in the wild, otherwise I'd like discuss with
> > > whoever is willing to help me to get this thing done. I made my mind
> > > and I could volunteer to make this happen as thesis project for my
> > > incoming graduation in the next year.
> > > Regards you all,
> > > Ali Servet Dönmez
> > Vim, Emacs, Wing, Komodo, ... more?
> > Yeah, I guess you're missing something. :-)
> > Michael Foord
> I've checkout Wing IDE's license and it doesnt' seem to be a
> freesoftware; am I wrong?

Ivan, thanks for your reply. I am curious how come you're suggesting
me those two, but not others. Is there a good/particular reason for

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