What text editor is everyone using for Python

Brian Blais bblais at bryant.edu
Tue May 26 13:12:09 EDT 2009

On May 26, 2009, at 11:17 , Ken Seehart wrote:

> 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/

I'm sorry, but ed is the standard editor[1].   :)


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_(text_editor)

Brian Blais
bblais at bryant.edu

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