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

Kwpolska kwpolska at
Fri Dec 28 11:27:26 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM, mogul <morten.guldager at> 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.

You are already awesome,

> Now it's python, and currently mainly on my kubuntu desktop.

and now you just became more awesome.  (sans the Kubuntu part, but I
do not care.)

> 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?

Do you really think that those Windows idiots know what they are
talking about?  It’s Windows, for fuck’s sake.  The only OS in the
market that does not give a shit about POSIX.  Windows does need an
IDE, then, because it is really hard to do anything useful without
one.  Sure, this mail was sent from Windows, but I am using it for
gaming purposes.  If I want to do some programming, Linux is the
proper environment.  For me, it is Arch Linux with KDE and Konsole,
running tabs of vim (with [python-mode][]) and ipython.  And other
useful tools (among others, Chrome with the docs.)


> Oh, by the way, after 7 days I'm completely in love with this python thing. I should have made the switch much earlier!

That is great news.

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