[Tutor] recommended IDE for windows?
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.
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
> 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
> You can also search this list for earlier discussions on editors/IDEs.
> 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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