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

Ramchandra Apte maniandram01 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 06:10:45 CET 2013


On Friday, 28 December 2012 01:31:16 UTC+5:30, mogul  wrote:
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> 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.
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> Now it's python, and currently mainly on my kubuntu desktop.
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> Do I really need a real IDE, as the windows guys around me say I do, or will vim, git, make and other standalone tools make it the next 20 years too for me? 
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> Oh, by the way, after 7 days I'm completely in love with this python thing. I should have made the switch much earlier!
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> /mogul %-)

I use Eclipse only because it has PEP 8 and Pylint integration.
Ezio Melotti, core Python developer, said in personal chat, that he uses Kate.
IDEs aren't that useful when coding in Python.



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