what IDE is the best to write python?

andrew cooke andrew at acooke.org
Mon Feb 2 12:58:10 CET 2009


> Just to register a contrary opinion: I *hate* syntax highlighting

you can use it in surprising ways, if the implementation is good
enough.  when i used intellij with java i had the "syntax"
highlighting set so that everything was simple black+white, but
mutable state (i can't remember the exact details; perhaps it was just
variables that were assigned, i am not sure what happened with
attributes) was in bold.  very neat - showed where the likely bugs
were in the code - and nothing to do with what you'd normally consider
syntax highlighting...

andrew

(last time i looked, intellij's support for python was not very good.
which is a pity, because it was an excellent ide - better than
eclipse, imho).



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