Python IDE/text-editor

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at
Sat Apr 16 18:32:28 CEST 2011

Chris Angelico <rosuav at> writes:

> Based on the comments here, it seems that emacs would have to be the
> editor-in-chief for programmers. I currently use SciTE at work; is it
> reasonable to, effectively, bill my employer for the time it'll take
> me to learn emacs? I'm using a lot of the same features that the OP
> was requesting (multiple files open at once, etc), plus I like syntax
> highlighting (multiple languages necessary - I'm often developing
> simultaneously in C++, Pike, PHP, and gnu make, as well as Python).
> My current "main editors" are SciTE when I have a GUI, and nano when I
> don't (over ssh and such). Mastering emacs would definitely take time;
> I'm not really sure if I can justify it ("Chris, what did you achieve
> this week?" "I learned how to get emacs to make coffee.")...
> Chris Angelico

That of course is an issue, but since you code in many languages I think
is really a pretty good investment for your future.

And I don't think that you would be unproductive the first weeks with
emacs, just a bit slower maybe, and it's not that you can't use anything
else in the meanwhile...

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