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

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Dec 30 00:16:05 CET 2012

On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Mitya Sirenef <msirenef at> wrote:
> On 12/29/2012 05:30 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> "In the big for loop, a couple of lines down, no, not there, the other
>>> >for loop, yeah, now go down a couple of lines, no that's too far, back
>>> >up one.  Yeah there.  On that line, why do you ..."
>>> >
>>> >with:
>>> >
>>> >"On line 647, why do you ..."
>> Absolutely! Though it's roughly as good to have the current cursor
>> position shown in a status line somewhere, and takes up less real
>> estate.
> I have to disagree -- if someone is standing next to you
> and they want to refer to a particular line, they can't
> really tell you "move the cursor to that line there, so I
> can read its line number from status line and then tell
> you I'm referring to that line".

Ah, to clarify: We have our separate computers in front of us. So when
I quote a line number, it's by looking at my screen, and allows him to
synchronize his display.

Of course, if you can afford the real estate, and as long as they're
not distracting, a column of numbers doesn't hurt.


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