[Tutor] Best Python Editor

Tom Green xchimeras at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 12:55:08 CEST 2009

Since VIM seems to be the editor of choice and I have been programming in
Python for many years using Pyscripter and Eclipse I was wondering how I
could transition away from the IDE world to VIM.  My main issue is how do I
go about using VIM to debug my code?  With Pyscripter and other IDES its as
simple as placing a breakpoint and pressing F7 to step thru the code and you
have the ability to see the variable values etc.  Also, with an IDE such as
Pyscripter when calling a function a nice balloon hint appears showing you
the number of parameters and their types.  Coming from a Visual Studio
background this is great, as I might be calling a function or method and I
don't know off hand the values.  Maybe someone could share how they go about
programming a good size program with VIM as I would like to use it.  Don't
get me wrong for quick programs I will use VIM or notepad, but when it comes
to building a OOP program I find Eclipse or Pyscripter much easier to use.

T. Green

On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Eddie <eddie9139 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I downloaded the previous version of PyScripter although couldn't get
> it to work and after googling it, I downloaded Python Portable 1.1
> (Python 2.6.1 as most sites/books recommend this and not 3) which has
> PySCripter included and this then works fine.Ii also downloaded Komod0
> 5.1 and after messing around with these, I think I prefer PyScripter
> and will use that for the mean time.
> I'll also take a look at VIM as being able to use the same program for
> PHP/CSS/HTML (and Basic if it supports it) as well as hopefully Python
> (I've only just started learning it) would be an advantage.
> Thanks guys
> Eddie
> 2009/6/14 Mike Hoy <hoym74 at gmail.com>:
> >>
> >>
> >> I really like using F5 to run my code, so you can put in your .vimrc so
> >> you don't have to type it, or just type it every time:
> >>
> >> map <F5> :!python %<Enter>
> >>
> >> and every time you hit <F5> it will run your current script.
> >>
> > Thanks for that. It's even better than typing :!python % because it
> doesn't
> > spawn a shell separate from the Vim window.
> >
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