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Pythoning with Eclipse

Thoughts after using Eclipse for 3 hours to code python.

Today, I tried pyeclipse plugin for Eclipse IDE. I wanted to force myself to use some IDE.

Eclipse is pretty good. Here are my random thoughts on the whole experience.

  1. I was blown away by Eclipse's CVS integration, but unexpectedly disappointed by its lack of Python syntax highlighting. I reckon that CVS integration might drag me back, though. Niiiice!

    Posted by: Garth T Kidd on February 13, 2003 08:42 PM
  2. pyeclipse plugin does syntax highlighting for Python source. I'm too much used to PythonWin's auto-complete though.

    Posted by: Babu on February 13, 2003 10:02 PM
  3. No matter how full of bells and whistles the IDE is, I always find myself using vim again after a couple of days. I'm just one of those people for whom the unix philosophy works best rather than putting everything in one big package.

    Posted by: Andy Todd on February 14, 2003 03:47 AM
  4. Have to agree with Mr Todd - I'm a comfortable vim user, and various work-time experiences with MS Visual Studio and just about anything written in Java seem to involve bloated all-in-one interfaces with annoying panels; and the lights all dim across town when one presses any of the magic function keys.

    If Eclipse actually integrates properly with CVS, then that's a start, though. Most IDEs seem to force you to add your module files manually - what the ____ did they think you were doing when checking stuff out?

    Posted by: Paul Boddie on February 14, 2003 09:32 AM
  5. Python Wiki has good details on using Eclipse with Python:

    Posted by: Babu on May 29, 2003 06:56 AM
  6. Thanks for the link babu. You beat google this time.

    Posted by: uberdog on July 9, 2003 07:01 PM
  7. I may want to try some other Eclipse plugins for Python. As for me, I tried several python plugins like pyeclipse, pydev or epic, but then came to trustudio IDE. It's probably the best eclipse-based IDE for python at the moment.

    Posted by: Kenny Naft on September 19, 2004 04:39 AM