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IBM developerWorks: A review of Python IDEs

May 27, 2001, 15:24 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Mertz)

[ Thanks to Kellie for this link. ]

"I have had the opportunity in the last couple weeks to take a fresh look -- or a first look -- at a number of Python development environments. While it will probably take a lot to sway me from a tried-and-true "favorite text editor, plus command-line" approach to Python development, interest in more comprehensive integrated development environments (IDEs) for Python is evident on Python discussion sites.

My overall impression of Python IDEs leads me to a somewhat surprising conclusion. Perhaps some general principle underlies this, or perhaps it is merely chance. In general, I find the free tools quite a bit better than the commercial ones that cost money."

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