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Hi folks,

I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.

Cheers,

Sébastien
Aug 19 '07 #1
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Sébastien wrote:
I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python
projects but I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts.
So here is my question: what is, for you, the current best ( but
still kind of light! ) Python editor/IDE ?
vim

BTW, this is an FAQ. Please look through the archives for many
threads with many, many IDEs.

Regards,
Björn

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Aug 19 '07 #2

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Sébastien wrote:
Hi folks,

I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.

Cheers,

Sébastien
IDLE

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Aug 19 '07 #3

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On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 11:47:03 +0200, SĂ©bastien wrote:
Hi folks,

I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.
Vim with SnippetsEMU works great with Python. I made a demo of this in
action here:

http://debain.org/?p=198

Installation/configuration example on Ubuntu:

---------------
$ sudo apt-get install vim

$ mkdir -p $HOME/.vim/ftplugin/

$ mkdir -p $HOME/.vim/after/ftplugin/

$ wget http://www.vim.org/scripts/download_...hp?src_id=6951 -O se.vba

$ vim se.vba
:so %
:wq

$ echo "setlocal sw=4
setlocal ts=4
noremap <buffer<LocalLeader>py o/**************<CR><CR>/<Esc>
" >~/.vim/ftplugin/python.vim

$ wget http://code.google.com/p/snippetsemu...n_snippets.vim

$ cp python_snippets.vim $HOME/.vim/after/ftplugin/

$ echo "syntax on
set sw=2
set ts=2
set nu
set nuw=3
set autoindent
set expandtab" >$HOME/.vimrc
---------------

(not tested, but it should work)

-Samuel
Aug 19 '07 #4

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On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 13:08:35 +0000, Samuel wrote:
$ sudo apt-get install vim
I just realized, this should be

$ sudo apt-get install vim-python

or

$ sudo apt-get install vim-full

-Samuel
Aug 19 '07 #5

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Bjoern Schliessmann wrote:
Sébastien wrote:
>I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python
projects but I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts.
So here is my question: what is, for you, the current best ( but
still kind of light! ) Python editor/IDE ?

vim

BTW, this is an FAQ. Please look through the archives for many
threads with many, many IDEs.

Regards,
Björn

Yeah, I know this is a FAQ, but, as you mention, there is a whole bunch
of editors, every one of them being updated constantly (+ the new ones
getting out). So I am quite sure that looking through the archives is
THE solution since it will only reflect what people thought when
question was asked. Just type "best Python editor" on Google and you
will see that almost all hits are completely out of date.
Fair enough though! ;)
Aug 19 '07 #6

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On Aug 19, 10:47 am, Sébastien <seb.buch...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi folks,

I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.

Cheers,

Sébastien
A hard question to answer. Why not just use the default gnome or kde
editors?

I've invested time in learning vim which has paid off handsomely for
me.

- Paddy.

Aug 19 '07 #7

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Buchoux Sébastien wrote:
Yeah, I know this is a FAQ, but, as you mention, there is a whole bunch
of editors, every one of them being updated constantly (+ the new ones
getting out). So I am quite sure that looking through the archives is
THE solution since it will only reflect what people thought when
question was asked. Just type "best Python editor" on Google and you
will see that almost all hits are completely out of date.
Fair enough though! ;)
Well, since this question pops up about once a *week* on this list,
chances are the most recent replies are not outdated. Just search this
group instead of the whole web.

/W
Aug 19 '07 #8

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Buchoux Sébastien schrieb:
Bjoern Schliessmann wrote:
>Sébastien wrote:
>>I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python
projects but I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts.
So here is my question: what is, for you, the current best ( but
still kind of light! ) Python editor/IDE ?

vim

BTW, this is an FAQ. Please look through the archives for many
threads with many, many IDEs.

Regards,
Björn

Yeah, I know this is a FAQ, but, as you mention, there is a whole bunch
of editors, every one of them being updated constantly (+ the new ones
getting out). So I am quite sure that looking through the archives is
THE solution since it will only reflect what people thought when
question was asked. Just type "best Python editor" on Google and you
will see that almost all hits are completely out of date.
Fair enough though! ;)
http://groups.google.de/group/comp.l...bf35b712b1432b

Six weeks don't strike me as "completely out of date".

Diez
Aug 19 '07 #9

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On Aug 19, 2:47 am, Sébastien <seb.buch...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi folks,

I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.

Cheers,

Sébastien
I use SPE which is simple.

Aug 19 '07 #10

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Buchoux Sébastien wrote:
Yeah, I know this is a FAQ, but, as you mention, there is a whole
bunch of editors, every one of them being updated constantly (+
the new ones getting out).
Are you really sure that you know the meaning of the
word "frequently"?
So I am quite sure that looking through the archives is THE
solution since it will only reflect what people thought when
question was asked. Just type "best Python editor" on Google and
you will see that almost all hits are completely out of date. Fair
enough though! ;)
I spoke of this MAILING LIST'S ARCHIVES, not of some web forum
you'll get with google.
Björn

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evil hackers from Serbia.

Aug 19 '07 #11

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On 2007-08-19, Sébastien <se*********@gmail.comwrote:
I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.
JED has a nice python mode for fast, simple editing.

Dave Cook
Aug 20 '07 #12

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On 2007-08-20, Dave Cook <da******@nowhere.netwrote:
On 2007-08-19, Sébastien <se*********@gmail.comwrote:
>I am currently using Eclipse+PyDev when developping Python projects but
I lack a fast, simple editor for tiny bit of scripts. So here is my
question: what is, for you, the current best ( but still kind of light!
) Python editor/IDE ? A tiny precision, I am on Ubuntu so I am looking
for a linux compatible editor.

JED has a nice python mode for fast, simple editing.
I second the Jed nomination...

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Aug 20 '07 #13

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