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

Tim Johnson tim at akwebsoft.com
Sun Dec 30 01:38:40 CET 2012


* Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> [121229 10:02]:
> On 2012-12-27, mogul <morten.guldager at gmail.com> 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,
> 
> No.
> 
> > or will vim, git, make and other standalone tools make it the next 20
> > years too for me? 
 
  I've been using vim for 12 years now. And it works pretty good for
  me as an "IDE". I've written a lot of vimscripts to make vim
  better do my bidding and made generous use of contributed scripts.

  I see no reason to think that I would be more productive using
  anything else, but that is just me.

  Along the way, I did use emacs as well and ended doing quite a bit
  of elisping.

  Elisp does have the advantage of asynchronously running the
  interpereter inside of the editor.... Just one thing that I
  wouldn't mind seeing in vim.....

  I do find vim a bit more nimble than emacs, but each to his/her
  own. It's wonderful to have all of the choices.

  """
  They'll take away my vim when they pry it from my cold, dead
  fingers.
  """
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Tim 
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