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

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Sat Dec 29 19:50:53 CET 2012

On 2012-12-27, mogul <morten.guldager at> wrote:

> 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? 

I've been writing Python programs for 10-12 years, and I use the same
"IDE" I use for everything else:  Emacs, svn/git/whatever and a command line.

I do use the "meld" visual diff program quite a bit...

Grant Edwards               grant.b.edwards        Yow! As President I have
                                  at               to go vacuum my coin

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