[Tutor] Best Python Editor

Carlos Zuniga carlos.zun at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 18:26:19 CEST 2009

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 7:57 PM, Wayne<srilyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Mike Hoy <hoym74 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Try out Vim. It may take you a week to get used to it. Best thing I ever
>> did was finally get started on Vim. Once I got used to it I was very happy.
>> Google around for Vim tutorials. There is a #VIM channel on freenode I
>> believe. There is also a VIM mailing list that is very helpful. You won't
>> need these for long. Once you get used to it and think you've learned all
>> you can you find out there's even more stuff you can do with it.
>> <snip>
>> So it's something that you use for life once you get that feeling of
>> enlightenment that comes from never having to remove your hands from the
>> keyboard.
> I'm another viim fanatic;
> I use two terminals - one with vim and one with ipython (I write most of my
> code on linux). When I'm on windows I have a cmd window open with Ipython
> and I have a gVim window open. I'm sure I barely scratch the surface of
> things I can do and I know I've stopped using some things that I'm sure I'll
> start using the more I code.
> 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.
> Of course I also write code in c++ for school, so I have a few different
> keys that will change the F5 bindings.

You can map it directly to the filename extension so it uses the
correct bindings automatically

au BufNewFile,BufRead *.py map <F5> :!python %<Enter>


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