Choosing a Python IDE. what is your Pythonish recommendation? I do not know what to choose.

Antonio Caminero Garcia tonycamgar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 00:15:47 EST 2017


On Monday, January 2, 2017 at 5:57:51 PM UTC-8, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:38 pm, Antonio Caminero Garcia wrote:
> 
> > Hello, I am having a hard time deciding what IDE or IDE-like code editor
> > should I use. This can be overwhelming.
> 
> Linux is my IDE.
> 
> https://sanctum.geek.nz/arabesque/series/unix-as-ide/
> 
> 
> I dislike the Unix-style Vim/Emacs text editors, I prefer a traditional
> GUI-based editor. So my "IDE" is:
> 
> - Firefox, for doing searches and looking up documentation;
> 
> - an GUI programmer's editor, preferably one with a tab-based 
>   interface, such as geany or kate;
> 
> - a tab-based terminal.
> 
> Both geany and kate offer auto-completion based on previously seen words.
> They won't auto-complete function or method signatures, but in my my
> experience this is the "ninety percent" solution: word-based auto-complete
> provides 90% of the auto-complete functionality without the cost of full
> signature-based auto-complete.
> 
> In the terminal, I have at least three tabs open: one open to the Python
> interactive interpreter, for testing code snippets and help(obj); one where
> I run my unit tests ("python -m unittest myproject_tests"); and one where I
> do any assorted other tasks, such as file management, checking code into
> the repo, etc.
> 
> I've played with mypy a few times, but not used it seriously in any
> projects. If I did, I would run that from the command line too, like the
> unit tests. Likewise for any linters or equivalent.
> 
> 
> > So far, I have used Vim, Sublime, Atom, Eclipse with PyDev, Pycharm,
> > IntelliJ with Python plugin.
> > 
> > The thing with the from-the-scratch full featured IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ,
> > Pycharm) is that they look like a space craft dashboard and that
> > unwarranted resources consumption and the unnecessary icons. 
> 
> Indeed. If they provide any useful functionality I don't already have, I've
> never come across it. The only thing I'd like to try is an editor that
> offers semantic highlighting instead of syntax highlighting:
> 
> https://medium.com/@evnbr/coding-in-color-3a6db2743a1e
> 
> I once tried Spyder as an IDE, and found that it was so bloated and slow it
> couldn't even keep up with my typing. I'm not even a touch typist! I'd
> start to type a line like:
> 
>     except ValueError as err:
> 
> 
> and by the time my fingers were hitting the colon, Spyder was displaying
> `excep` in red flagged with an icon indicating a syntax error.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Steve
> “Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
> enough, things got worse.

Thanks for remind the Unix capabilities as IDE, that post was cool to read.


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