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

Alister alister.ware at
Thu Dec 27 21:23:27 CET 2012

On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:01:16 -0800, mogul wrote:

> 'Aloha!
> 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.
> 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?
> Oh, by the way, after 7 days I'm completely in love with this python
> thing. I should have made the switch much earlier!
> /mogul %-)

I don't use vi/vim myself but would suggest that if you are happy 
developing C without an IDE then python should be a walk in the park.

For 20 dollars, I'll give you a good fortune next time ...

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