Python editors for windows
Hi, I wonder if there are any good python editors out there for windows(preferably free)?
So far I have tried IDLE, which I found to be a little buggy and even deleted some files I was working on.
I have also tried an editor called Context. Came with a magazine cd I think. Really small and cpu friendly, but not stable.
Lately I have been working with Xemacs, which is a nice editor except that it doesn't use the standard windows key commands, e.g. Ctrl-C is not copy, Ctrl-V is not paste. And it freezes everytime I accidentally hit the print button. (Conveniently placed between save and cut)
Have also tried Komodo, which is really nice, except that it is not free. Only $30 or so for the personal edition, so I can afford it.
I know there are some Python plugins for eclipse, but I won't use anything with version number 0.0.1.
How about vim?
(can I download it without activepython)?
At the moment I'm using CodeGenie, it really is an excelent piece of software, Fast and Stable, feature rich! You have to download the syntax file but it's easy as punch to install, you can customise colors, write your own syntax files and etc. Anyway there's my recomendation. It's not free, but that's easily fixed.
PythonWin is a good one yes, bit buggy, but i'd still definatly recomend it over Idle. Idlefork is now being packaged with Python 2.3, apparently there are some nice improvents but I havn't really used it yet so..
Pythonwares IDE is surposed be great! Its one of two commercial editors I've seen, both of which were of high standard. If you go to the Python website there's a Editor Wiki, some nice editors listed there.
Hope this helps,
JEdit. Really good. For everything. Except really big files. Open source. Java. Get it.
JEdit. Memory, all i can say, this obviously ows to being Java based but , dont open too many windows and or files! Dont mess around with the look and feel! Buggy Updates! But it's support for Jython is cool! and Syntax's, still cool.
Thanks for the tips.
A quick note for anyone trying to install Codegenie :
I had to edit the config file to activate python support (just copying the language file to the syn\ directory is not enough).
Added the line
DefaultSyntax python py
below the other DefaultSyntax lines
And Jedit :
The python plugin is not available for the latest version of Jedit (4.1). So I installed version 4.0 with pyUtils 0.1.1 and JythonInterpreter 0.9 (not 0.9.1).
Looks like it's working now.
Plugins are available from http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jedit-plugins
(JythonInterpreter-0.9.zip and PyUtils-0.1.1.zip)
Jedit 4.0 is available from
Grab the file jedit40install.jar
I would try GVIM, it uses Windows key bindings (its default setup for windows when using the install EXE), and it has syntax highlighting for basicly any language or config. file type.
Agreed, I use it for Python, C, and Java.
July 10th, 2003, 07:15 PM
as would i
damon! a moderator?! insanity!
what's up man
July 10th, 2003, 08:53 PM
Ha, what's up dude? Where you been hiding?
July 11th, 2003, 01:07 PM
July 11th, 2003, 01:45 PM
It's coming alright. Had to take a detour this summer from it because of my C class. Taking Java next semester so I'm having to find time for Python when I can.