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

Ben Finney ben+python at
Mon Dec 31 23:46:20 CET 2012

Hans Mulder <hansmu at> writes:

> Don't bother: Python comes with a free IDE named IDLE.

And any decent Unix-alike (most OSen apart from Windows) comes with its
own IDE: the shell, a good text editor (Vim or Emacs being the primary
candidates), and a terminal multiplexor (such as ‘tmux’ or GNU Screen).

Learning to use that development environment will benefit you far more
than any language-specific tool.

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Ben Finney

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