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

Gisle Vanem gvanem at
Thu Jan 3 10:59:19 CET 2013

"Wayne Werner" <wayne at> wrote:
> Yep. That's how I feel. I had used ViEmu in Visual Studio for coding in .NET at
> work - but I found that the buffers & macros were more powerful. So now I do
> most of my programming in Vim, and only head to VS if I need autocomplete or
> some of it's auto-generation tools.

Learning X different IDEs for different languages and uses can be 
confusing. So if you use Visual-Studio a lot there is Python Tools for VS [1].
A great but kinda slow extension to VS. Sticking to VS is also useful
if one does Swig and need to debug your crashing .pyd modules.



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