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Moving to an IDE for programming (Eclipse with PyDev)

Oct 20, 2009, 05:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"Eclipse is known mainly as a Java IDE and it does require Java itself, but it is also a powerful and flexible multi-purpose platform, and adaptations exist for programming in many languages, including Java, C/C++, Lisp, and Python. Python support is available with an Eclipse package called “PyDev”, and I have found it to be a big step up.

"Programming through the ages

"When I learned “vi”, I did not do so by choice in any real sense of the word. At that time, I was using a university Unix computer, and my choices were between vi and what was known as a “line editor”.[1] Emacs probably did exist in 1985, but I certainly hadn’t heard anything about it and I don’t think we had a copy. So, I knuckled under and learned all of vi’s bizarre syntax and hot keys, because I had to. I then developed my first professional program in Fortran 77 using it, which was probably about 5000 lines of original code. Needless to say, I learned vi pretty thoroughly."

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