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Title: Suggest PyCharm Community as an editor for Unix platforms
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6, Python 3.5, Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: John Hagen, Ketan Bhatt, Mariatta, anish.shah, berker.peksag, docs@python, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, orsenthil, python-dev, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords: easy, patch

Created on 2016-01-18 21:48 by John Hagen, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
docupdate.patch Mariatta, 2016-09-16 04:14 review
docupdate2.patch Mariatta, 2016-09-17 03:04 review
docupdate3.patch Mariatta, 2016-09-17 15:00 review
docupdate4.patch Mariatta, 2016-09-17 15:03 review
issue26149.patch Mariatta, 2016-10-04 05:47 review
Messages (19)
msg258551 - (view) Author: John Hagen (John Hagen) * Date: 2016-01-18 21:48
The Python documentation recommends editors that can be used on Unix:

If the intent is to advertise very excellent IDEs (as Geany and Komodo Edit are listed), I suggest that PyCharm Community Edition ( be added to the list.

It is free, has a very powerful static analyzer, comes with PEP8 checking installed by default, supports type hinting, ... (
msg258554 - (view) Author: Berker Peksag (berker.peksag) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-01-18 22:13
Thanks for the report. It would be better to refer to and instead of maintaining duplicate and outdated lists.
msg258849 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-01-23 00:12
Berker, I agree with you.  The doc section is woefully incomplete and unix-specific.  It probably dates back to when Python only ran on unix.
msg258854 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-01-23 08:17
> The doc section is woefully incomplete and unix-specific.

That might be because the doc section is called "Using Python on Unix platforms".
msg258855 - (view) Author: Ezio Melotti (ezio.melotti) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-01-23 08:27
The two links for VIM and Emacs are useful for Unix developers that happen to use these editors, but I agree that we should link to the wiki instead of having other links to specific editors.
If we want to recommend a few specific ones, we could list their names so that people can find them in the wiki.
msg266532 - (view) Author: Ketan Bhatt (Ketan Bhatt) Date: 2016-05-28 05:12
I would want to work on this, for 2 days. 
This is going to be my first contribution to python, please bear with me if i make some silly mistake.

Looking forward to your support. Thank you
msg276673 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-16 04:14
Mention Pycharm community edition, and provide link to the wiki
msg276734 - (view) Author: Guido van Rossum (gvanrossum) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-16 18:47
Hm, maybe the list should just removed and only the link to the wiki preserved? Agreed that the list here feels outdated. And updating it is always going to be a political game (e.g. why isn't Wing IDE listed?)
msg276765 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-17 03:04
Thanks for the feedback :)
As suggested, I removed all other IDEs and just link to the wiki.
msg276766 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-17 03:07
Hmm.. not sure if I did this correctly. I uploaded another patch file, is this right? Or, how can I edit my original patch?
msg276768 - (view) Author: Guido van Rossum (gvanrossum) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-17 03:15
You did the right thing. Check out the "review" link.
msg276783 - (view) Author: Berker Peksag (berker.peksag) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-17 11:24
Thanks for the patch. I left some comment on Rietveld:
msg276798 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-17 15:00
Thanks for the feedback, Berker :)
I added some introductory statements, and added link to

I'll be open to other suggestions as well

msg276799 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-09-17 15:03
Forgot to change the title to Editors and IDEs.
Updated now.

msg278007 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-10-04 03:48
ping :)
msg278009 - (view) Author: Mariatta (Mariatta) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-10-04 05:47
Thanks for the feedback, Berker.
I updated the patch as suggested.
msg286234 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2017-01-25 09:46
New changeset b43e270648a3 by Senthil Kumaran in branch '2.7':
issue26149 - Point to Wiki for Editors and Python IDEs on Unix.
msg286235 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2017-01-25 09:48
New changeset 25fc68e22eee by Senthil Kumaran in branch '3.6':
issue26149 - Point to Wiki for Editors and Python IDEs on Unix.

New changeset 0fd4a3d8e32a by Senthil Kumaran in branch 'default':
[merge 3.6] - issue26149 - Point to Wiki for Editors and Python IDEs on Unix.
msg286236 - (view) Author: Senthil Kumaran (orsenthil) * (Python committer) Date: 2017-01-25 09:49
Thank you, Mariatta.
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2016-01-18 21:48:48John Hagencreate