[Tutor] editors

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Fri Aug 18 12:57:51 CEST 2006

> what editors do you guys use?
> emacs
> vi?
> xemacs

Yes. All of the above


ed, ex, Axe, xedit, pine, Scite, IPFS, EDT, Notepad, Textpad, etc etc.

But the bulk of my Python editing these days is done
on either Pythonwin/Scite or vim. The more I use Pyhonwin
the more I prefer it to IDLE, but for serious editing sessions
I still fall back on vim.

But put me on a Unix box and its emacs for big edits vim for quick
stuff - I'm not sure why the difference!

But editor preferences are almost as deeply personal as
language preferences.

> are there any plugins to configure autocomplete, i
> want something to do good autocomplete such as showing
> what type of arguments are available etc

Both IDLE and Pythonwin do those things.
I assume other IDEs like Blackadder, Kimono and Eclipse
will also do so.

BTW One feature of Scite I like is the tabbed windows, however
despite the fact that Pythonwin uses the Scinbtilla/Scite editor
I can't find a way to turn that on in Pythonwin - does anyone
else know?

Alan G 

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