Using Eclipse to develop Python

April 22, 2008

Yesterday I had a talk with Carlos Ble and he said I should try to develop using an IDE such as Eclipse instead of simple vim because it have a lot of feature like code folding and completion that makes you much more productive. I’m not sure because I feel quite confortable using vim and their REGEXP. However I decided to give it a chance.

In my work this morning I start installing Eclipse Europa from web (Eclipse 3.2 is packaged in Gutsy but that’s too old). I installed the Subversion Plugin (subclipse) and PyDev and start working. I will try to use Eclipse for at least a week; after that I may continue using either vim or Eclipse.

My first experience is not being so hard as I thought. However I don’t feel comfortable yet which is logical. I have been using vim for the last 10 years therefore I can’t forget about it in four hours.