[Tutor] recommended IDE for windows?

Bill Mill bill.mill at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 18:05:46 CEST 2004


I'm gonna be the stodgy old man and second Mike's suggestion of
Vim/Emacs. I prefer Vim personally (It is the editor to rule all
editors!) but many prefer Emacs. Both editors are cross-platform to
*everything*, so you almost never have to leave your editor behind.
Furthermore, both have plugins for *everything* under the sun - syntax
coloring, CVS uploading, etc etc.

There are a lot of advantages to being good at a particular text
editor; I find it comes in handy all the time. It sucks to learn, but
boy is it useful once you get over the hump.

Bill Mill

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:50:45 -0600, Mike Hansen <mhansen at cso.atmel.com> wrote:
> A lot of people like Scite. I fired it up, but haven't played with it much.
> I have used Activestate's Komodo. It's not free. The personal edition is
> something like $30. The professional edition is around $250-$300. There
> are some really neat features like background syntax checking and code
> folding.
> Another editor/IDE I want to look into is Eclipse. Pydev is a plug-in
> for it. I'm kind of in the wait and see mode on this one.
> I've said this before..., you might take a look at emacs or vim. They
> have a steep learning curve, but they run on multiple platforms, so you
> don't have to learn a new editor when you are on Solaris or Linux. The
> point of emacs and vim is to keep your hands on the keyboard which
> supposedly makes you more productive. I'm digging into vim more and
> more. I tried emacs three times, and it didn't click with me. YMMV.
> Although vim doesn't have tabs, it has buffers, and you can display a
> buffer list. There are plenty of ways to configure emacs and vim do work
> mostly the way you want.
> I sometimes use JEdit for working on HTML since it does a great job of
> auto-completing tags for you. It think it also does syntax highlighting
> for Python.
> There's a list of editors at the Python web
> site.(http://www.python.org/moin/PythonEditors)
> You can also search this list for earlier discussions on editors/IDEs.
> Mike
> Rene Lopez wrote:
> >anyone have any recommendations for a good IDE for python on windows?
> >Preferably free if possible :)  So far I've been using idle, which
> >works but seems pretty basic, would be nice to have some sort of IDE
> >with tabs instead of multiple windows....helps keep the desktop clean
> >;-)
> >
> >
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