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From: Kirill Lapshin (kir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-05 08:59:33

John Reid wrote:
> I use print statements mostly but when I need a debugger I've found
> pyscripter ( ) to be very useful. If there's
> anything better and free I'd also be keen to hear about it.

We are quickly moving towards offtopic land, but since there is some
interest, here are my 2c:

For debugger Winpdb is great. See It is also bundled with an
Ok IDE called SPE

Eric4 is very promising, but it is not released yet. I've used Eric3 and
liked it a lot, but Eric3 has no Windows version, while Eric4 has. Some
people use Eric4 nightlies with great success, however installation is
not for the faint of heart. See

For quick debugging session Idle is Ok, albeit UI is a bit unintuitive.
First thing to do is tick "show source code" or something like that.

PythonWin (or whatever it called, part of pywin32) much more user
friendly then Idle, but has many bugs. Or at least had couple of years ago.

Please, email me privately if you need more comments -- this is hardly a
topic of this list.


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