OT: Text editors

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Jul 29 10:24:38 CEST 2012

rusi <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:

> Do you use the emacs builtin python mode or the separate python-mode?

I'm not sure. I have both installed.

I try to keep my Emacs setup portable across different machines, so I'm
probably using the built-in mode.

> Do you use pdb?

Occasionally, but I haven't learned how to do that in Emacs.

> Any other special setups?

GNU Screen and Emacs are the foundation of my programming environment.

> How about ipython?

Never really liked it nor saw a need for it. I use the Python
interactive console, with GNU readline so I get history preserved and

> But I am getting increasing 'funny looks' for not (for example) using
> eclipse.]

Unless those funny looks are accompanied by compelling reasons to invest
a whole lot of effort into learning a rather slow and complex program,
then it seems you can ignore them.

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Ben Finney

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