New to python, do I need an IDE or is vim still good enough?

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Thu Dec 27 21:16:34 CET 2012

> I'm new to python, got 10-20 years perl and C experience, all gained on unix
> alike machines hacking happily in vi, and later on in vim.
> Now it's python, and currently mainly on my kubuntu desktop.

Welcome to the club!

> Do I really need a real IDE, as the windows guys around me say I do, or will
> vim, git, make and other standalone tools make it the next 20 years too for
> me?

Sure they will!

> Oh, by the way, after 7 days I'm completely in love with this python thing.

Again, welcome to the club!

> I should have made the switch much earlier!


BTW, I also use vim only,

Psss, psss, put it down! -

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