What text editor is everyone using for Python

Ken Seehart ken at seehart.com
Tue May 26 11:17:26 EDT 2009

Lacrima wrote:
> I am new to python.
> And now I am using trial version of Wing IDE.
> But nobody mentioned it as a favourite editor.
> So should I buy it when trial is expired or there are better choices?

Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
> Why buy an IDE when you just need a text editor ? I don't get it.
> Anyway gvim (aka vim aka vi) and emacs are the most powerful editors 
> for years. Both have Windows and Linux version and most important, 
> they both are very effective at editing any file type (python, C, 
> latex, love letters...)
> Emacs is more accessible to the newby but requires time to master its 
> complex features.
> Gvim may be complex for the newby due to its command/insertion mode 
> constant switch, but is as powerful as emacs can be. Being a gvim 
> adept, I should stat that gvim is far better but it would only feed 
> the neverending war.
> Jean-Michel
I've heard notepad is pretty good.  http://www.notepad.org/

:-) Ken

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