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Python IDE (was: PythonWin troubleshooting)

Apparently not too many people use or are interested in PythonWin. I'm
giving up on it. It used to work pretty good.

I'm lucky that I have found PyScripter (http://www.mmm-experts.com/) a
python IDE for the windows platform which is much more stable and has
more features that PythonWin. If you are doing Python development on
Windows I'd recommend taking a look at it.

I'm also evaluating Wing IDE. I may have another post with comments on
it for anyone who might be interested.

Dec 16 '05 #1

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Martin Miller
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Martin Miller
You might want to also to consider the Komodo IDE from ActiveState (the
same company that produces ActivePython and hosts the ASPN Cookbook).
This isn't an endorsement -- I have no experience with it -- but its
feature set looks good [see http://activestate.com/Products/Komodo].

If someone with actual experience using Komodo with Python is
listening, I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of it or
other alternatives (I plan on taking a look at PyScripter and any
others I hear about).

Best,
-Martin


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chuck wrote:[color=blue]
> Apparently not too many people use or are interested in PythonWin. I'm
> giving up on it. It used to work pretty good.
>
> I'm lucky that I have found PyScripter (http://www.mmm-experts.com/) a
> python IDE for the windows platform which is much more stable and has
> more features that PythonWin. If you are doing Python development on
> Windows I'd recommend taking a look at it.
>
> I'm also evaluating Wing IDE. I may have another post with comments on
> it for anyone who might be interested.[/color]

Dec 16 '05 #2

limodou
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limodou
15 Dec 2005 18:03:27 -0800, Martin Miller <ggrp1.20.martineau@dfgh.net>:[color=blue]
> You might want to also to consider the Komodo IDE from ActiveState (the
> same company that produces ActivePython and hosts the ASPN Cookbook).
> This isn't an endorsement -- I have no experience with it -- but its
> feature set looks good [see http://activestate.com/Products/Komodo].
>
> If someone with actual experience using Komodo with Python is
> listening, I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of it or
> other alternatives (I plan on taking a look at PyScripter and any
> others I hear about).
>[/color]

Try NewEdit for a test.

http://wiki.woodpecker.org.cn/moin/NewEdit

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Dec 16 '05 #3

Scott David Daniels
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Scott David Daniels
Martin Miller wrote:[color=blue]
> ... If someone with actual experience using Komodo with Python is
> listening, I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of it....[/color]
I got a copy of Komodo some time ago, and I love it. I wanted a
fairly reliable "debugging" platform for a fairly large server
I was building (the business crumbled nastily), and I wanted to
step through the code to see where we were having problems. I have
personally not had huge success using Idle for that (although it
doesn't really seem problematic for smaller stuff), and I have been
_very_ happy with Komodo. Getting the updates w/o extra charge was
a bonus. I was happy with the deal on the original version, so
these further improvements just make my deal feel better.

I don't regularly use Komodo, but when I do want it, it is invaluable.
My only affiliation with ActiveState is as a customer.

--Scott David Daniels
scott.daniels@acm.org
Dec 16 '05 #4

Tim Arnold
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Tim Arnold

"chuck" <cmedcoff@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1134696437.635875.106850@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...[color=blue]
> Apparently not too many people use or are interested in PythonWin. I'm
> giving up on it. It used to work pretty good.
>
> I'm lucky that I have found PyScripter (http://www.mmm-experts.com/) a
> python IDE for the windows platform which is much more stable and has
> more features that PythonWin. If you are doing Python development on
> Windows I'd recommend taking a look at it.
>
> I'm also evaluating Wing IDE. I may have another post with comments on
> it for anyone who might be interested.
>[/color]

Here's a plug for SPE, since I haven't heard anyone extolling its virtues.
I use it every day and love it.
--Tim


Dec 16 '05 #5

SPE - Stani's Python Editor
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SPE - Stani's Python Editor
Thanks Tim,

SPE is written in Python and uses wxPython for its user interface and
is being actively developed.

In case you want to know more:
SPE is a python IDE with auto-indentation, auto completion, call tips,
syntax coloring, UML viewer, syntax highlighting, class explorer,
source index, auto todo list, sticky notes, integrated pycrust shell,
python file browser, recent file browser, drag&drop, context help, ...
Special is its ability to run interactively inside blender with a 3d
object browser. Spe integrates with XRCed (gui designer) and ships with
wxGlade (gui designer), PyChecker (source code doctor), Kiki (regular
expression console) and WinPdb (remote, multi-threaded debugger).

Homepage: http://pythonide.stani.be
Screenshots: http://pythonide.stani.be/screenshots

Stani

Dec 16 '05 #6

Brendan
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Brendan
I use Komodo now, and love it. It has all the features you'd expect:
code completion, object browsing, folding, docstring previews etc. Of
course it's the only full-featured, native and stable Python IDE
currently available for the mac (SPE is close), so my choice is
limited.

Brendan


Martin Miller wrote:[color=blue]
> You might want to also to consider the Komodo IDE from ActiveState (the
> same company that produces ActivePython and hosts the ASPN Cookbook).
> This isn't an endorsement -- I have no experience with it -- but its
> feature set looks good [see http://activestate.com/Products/Komodo].
>
> If someone with actual experience using Komodo with Python is
> listening, I'd be very interested in hearing what you think of it or
> other alternatives (I plan on taking a look at PyScripter and any
> others I hear about).[/color]

Dec 17 '05 #7

chuck
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chuck
Yeah but is it 'fast'. What is Komodo written in?

Dec 17 '05 #8

Trent Mick
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Trent Mick
[chuck wrote][color=blue]
> What is Komodo written in?[/color]

Komodo is based on the Mozilla framework, so in many ways it is similar
to Firefox and Thunderbird. Komodo also includes PyXPCOM -- Python
bindings to Mozilla's XPCOM (cross-platform component object model)
system for componentizing parts of the framework -- so that we can
develop core Komodo logic in Python. As with any Mozilla-based app, the
UI is written in XUL (XML-based UI Language) and JavaScript. Where it
makes sense Komodo includes bits written in Perl and Tcl (also have some
PHP extension C code): for code browsing and debugging. So, Komodo is
written in: XML, JavaScript, C++, Python, CSS, C, Perl, and Tcl.

Cheers,
Trent

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Trent Mick
TrentM@ActiveState.com
Dec 21 '05 #9

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