November 29, 2003 by Allen George
Python and more
Probably the language I most enjoy programming in is python. Unfortunately, one thing sticks in my craw when programming in python and that is the inability to find an ide that I truly enjoy working with. I suppose I’ve been somewhat spoiled by the Visual C++/Visual Basic IDEs I used in my early days of programming (although I started off with Borland C++). At any rate, some of the features I would like are:
Ability to pick up python modules from _all_ the paths specified…
Good integration with my GNOME desktop
So far, all the plugins/IDEs I’ve found have been lacking in single/multiple requirements. If any one has any suggestions I’d be happy to consider them. I think the most promising ones are Komodo and WingIDE (lacking GNOME integration and I can’t figure out how to add python modules on my system of code completion et al) and TruStudio. TruStudio is integrated with Eclipse but seems to be lacking the debugging and code completion parts, although work is being done on it. Perhaps I can help out. After all, I can use Eclipse (my favorite Java IDE) to program an Eclipse plugin for a language I love ;) Then I can work on my master plan….