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

Hans Mulder hansmu at
Mon Dec 31 13:35:45 CET 2012

On 31/12/12 12:57:59, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-12-27 at 12:01 -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,
> You don't need one.


> You are crazy if you don't WANT one.

ITYM: you'd be crazy if you'd want one.

> Check out geany <>

Don't bother: Python comes with a free IDE named IDLE.  Try it
for a few minutes, and you'll find that most of the features
that make vim so wonderful, are missing from IDLE.

Just stay with vim.

-- HansM

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