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

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Tue Jan 3 22:50:35 EST 2017

On Wednesday 04 January 2017 12:10, Cameron Simpson wrote:

> On 03Jan2017 12:57, Steve D'Aprano <steve+python at> wrote:
>>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.
> "traditional GUI-based editor"
> For those of us who spent a lot of our earlier time on terminals (actual
> physical terminals) we consider GUIs "new fangled".
> Just narking,
> Cameron Simpson <cs at>

Heh, GUI editors have been around since at least 1984, if not older, which 
makes them older than half the programmers in the world.

I'm not sure what an *un*traditional GUI-based editor would look like. Maybe 
one that used a ribbon-based interface, like MS Office? Or perhaps Leo?

[My resolution for 2017: stop talking about Leo and actually download the damn 
thing and try it out.]

"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing 
it everywhere." - Jon Ronson

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