Eclipse and the Python plugin

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Aug 3 14:10:07 CEST 2012

On 03/08/2012 12:34, lipska the kat wrote:
> A while ago someone asked me what I thought of the Eclipse plugin for
> python, well I just downloaded and installed the latest version of
> Eclipse for Java (Juno) followed by the Python plugin. After a while
> messing about with it I can only say ... phew, what a relief. The plugin
> looks like it automates a whole bunch of tasks such as packaging and you
> can configure it to use Jython, Iron Python (neither of which I have
> used) and some other stuff I have never heard of
> I installed all this on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 with no problems whatsoever.
> There's a debugger (which I haven't tried), code completion, error
> highlighting and much more.
> Installing the plugin is documented here
> And the most amazing thing of all is it's all completely free.
> I can now create, debug and test a simple IRC server written in Java
> and an IRC Bot that I am attempting to build in Python side by side in
> the same IDE simply by switching profiles (click one button). Astonishing.
> You might like to try it
> Just FYI so please don't tell me off (again).
> lipska

My opinion of Eclipse is unchanged by your words, it's like trying to 
run a legless carthorse in the Grand National or the Derby.


Mark Lawrence.

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