[Python-il] python IDE in general and for wxPython

Simon Robins srobins1 at bezeqint.net
Thu Apr 10 22:13:23 IDT 2008

This is an up to date list of major IDEs with a break down of features:


FWIW I use pydev, because I'd already used eclipse with Java and for  
the visual debugger. No gui builder I'm aware of though.

On 10 Apr 2008, at 12:27, Meir Kriheli wrote:
> Nimrod Steinbock wrote:
>> I agree regarding NOT using a GUI builder for wxPython apps. Much  
>> better
>> results when writing the actual code in terms of accuracy and
>> maintainability. The only book about wxPython is "wxPython in  
>> Action".
>> It is not great but it is enough to get you going.
>> Regarding an IDE for Python in general, I had good experience with  
>> Wing.
>> However, after a while, I found it more convenient to just use VIM  
>> (or
>> another good editor of your choice). The IDE question is classic for
>> people coming to Python from Java or C++ where you have million  
>> files to
>> manage, compilations, dependencies, etc. In python things are a lot
>> simpler and you really dont need anything more than VIM and the  
>> shell.
>> Nimrod Steinbock
> Yep, I've pretty much agree on vim. On that note, I'd like to mention
> PIDA [1], my current favorite which is a simple wrapper around the
> preferred editor (vim, emacs, mooedit), adds some basic features (svn,
> plugins, project management, etc), and extended via plugins [2]:
> [1] http://pida.co.uk/
> [2] http://pida.co.uk/plugins/
> Cheers
> --
> Meir Kriheli
> http://mksoft.co.il
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