[Tutor] Python Editors .. which do you reccomend for a amateur?

Rob Andrews rob.andrews at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 17:50:02 CEST 2007

A fair enough and frequently-asked question...

I take it you're in a Windows environment?

For basic editing purposes, I'm pretty crazy about IDLE after all
these years, although I use Komodo IDE for most of my production code.
When the other programmers in my department tasked me with picking a
standard for use in the department this week, I settled on the
standard Windows distro from python.org with IDLE because it's
consistently straight-forward & predictable in behavior.

For ease of use beyond a certain level of sophistication, however, I
go straight to Komodo IDE without meaningful complaint. Part of my
reasoning for that, though, is that it enables me to use the same
familiar environment for python, perl, javascript & PHP.


On 8/4/07, Tony Noyeaux <tnoyeaux at msn.com> wrote:
>  I've been using Python IDLE,.. tried DrPython,.. had a try of ActiveState
> Komodo IDE, Active Python,...
>  What is a good python editor to use. I've seen good and bad with all of the
> above from my newcomer perspective.. wondering what other feel is a good
> editor to use... when you're new to python?
>  Tony Noyeaux

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