[Tutor] vim as a python editor; FOLLOW-UP QUESTION
joel at joelschwartz.com
Thu Dec 16 19:58:06 CET 2010
I'm new to Python and have been using IDLE for Python programming. My only
other significant text editor experience is with Notepad++ and Tinn-R, which
I've used for R programming. Vim seems more efficient, but I wanted to ask
you experts whether it makes sense (or is even possible) to use vim in
Windows (I use Windows XP-SP3).
One more question: IDLE does not appear to have a way to review your command
history, e.g., by hitting the up arrow. I find the up-arrow to be an
incredible convenience when I'm working on the R command line, and the lack
of it in IDLE is often a source of frustration for me. Is there any way to
set up IDLE to do this? Alternatively, is there another basic Python GUI
that has the up-arrow command history feature and is also good for Python
coding in general?
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Am 15.12.2010 23:26, schrieb Paul Griffiths:
> Hi - I'm a beginner at programming and Python.
> I have been looking for an editor to replace Idle and tried out a few.
> I liked Geany but decided on vim because I am also learning Linux and
> the vim skills might be useful. I run Python 2.6.5 on Ubuntu 10.04.
> How have those of you who use vim configured it? I have looked on the
> web but got a bit confused by the advice and options.
> I am currently following some of the advice in the on-line tutorial at
> http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/app_c.html and
> - installed the full version of vim (sudo apt-get install vim-gnome)
> - created a .vimrc file in my home directory and entered
> syntax enable
> filetype indent on
> set et
> set sw=4
> set smarttab
> map <f2> :w\|!python %
> - added the following to .bashrc:
> export EDITOR
Here some more information about vim and Python:
Some guy tuned vim to the maximum with code completion and everything.
But start simple to learn the basics. You can extend anytime later.
> I open up a terminal in the folder where I keep my python files and
> create two additional tabs in this terminal. I use the first tab to
> run python, the second one to run vim and the third one for running
> linux commands such as ls to list the folder contents.
> Is this is a reasonable approach? Thank you for any feed back.
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