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Author: mark
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Python environment
On Thu, 2016-09-15 at 11:48 +0100, Gautham Ganapathy wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:25 AM, Paul Moore
> <> wrote:
>         What is your favourite environment in Linux for Python
>         development?  I'm currently using editor+command line.  I have
>         tried a few IDE's but not settled on anything yet.  It's
>         possible to set Python as an external tool in gedit so you can
>         run the current selection or file which is nice, but limited.


For me - Idle for the simpler stuff and Eric for larger more complex

> Generally, emacs and python-mode.el, although I also sometimes use
> Spyder on Windows (comes included with Anaconda and is nicely
> integrated with it). I have used also Eclipse + PyDev in the past,
> which is quite a good Python IDE except that it sometimes feels like
> you are in a Ferrari with an 18-wheeler pushing you along!
>         And, at the risk of starting a regional conflict, what about
>         editors for text files?  I like gedit, but it is quite
>         bare-bones, with functions such as Macros supported in
>         plugins.  What might be the next step up?

> I still use emacs on my home desktop, with vi for the occasional
> config file. On my work laptop, I tend to use Emacs for most things
> and Notepad++ for viewing code quickly, notes or config files. One
> thing I liked about Notepad++ is that I can also quickly dump short
> notes without explicily saving them into files, which it keeps across
> sessions.
> Cheers
> Gautham