best text editor for programming Python on a Mac

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pylist at
Fri Jun 17 21:59:14 EDT 2016

On Jun 17, 2016 6:56 PM, "Chris via Python-list" <python-list at>
> I have been trying to write a simple Hello World script on my Mac at work
with TextEdit.

TextEdit is not just a simple text editor, it defaults to rich text mode.
You can either attempt to get TextEdit out of rich text mode and into plain
text mode, or use a different editor, like nano or vim (I'm pretty sure
both are available by default).

(On a phone)

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