[Pythonmac-SIG] RE: IDE recommendation

konrad.hinsen at laposte.net konrad.hinsen at laposte.net
Thu Mar 31 14:02:40 CEST 2005

On 30.03.2005, at 09:42, Lee Cullens wrote:

> I've got Leo up and running. It isn't everything I would like in a 
> sandbox but it does have an intriguing organizational approach that 
> I'll either learn to love or hate :~).  Would like to first figure out 
> how to keep it from opening up

Leo is interesting, and useful, but not a good testing environment in 
my experience. Using pdb in Leo is a pain, for example.

I still use Emacs as my main Python developement environment, and I 
have yet to see any IDE that is more convenient (though for newcomers, 
the Emacs learning curve may be a bit steep). For editing, I also use 
jEdit, which is also a nice IDE if you can live with Jython, but I 
can't. However, the Jython module makes jEdit scriptable in Python, 
which is a very nice feature. It should be possible to add a Python IDE 
in principle, but that would be more work than I can invest at the 


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