Bain Markev Bain Markev - 5 months ago 42
Python Question

Why don't you need a powerful ide for writing Python?

I have heard before that many Python developers don't use an IDE like Eclipse because it is unnecessary with a language like Python.

What are the reasons people use to justify this claim?


I'd say the main reason is because Python isn't horribly verbose like, e.g., Java. You don't need an IDE to generate 100s of lines of boilerplate because you don't need 100s of lines of boilerplate in Python. You tend to automate stuff within the language instead of further up the toolchain.

A second reason is that you don't need build process automation b/c there's no build process.