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 * [[http://rope.sourceforge.net/ropemacs.html|ropemacs]] is a plugin for performing python refactorings in emacs. It uses rope library and pymacs.  * [[https://github.com/python-rope/rope|ropemacs]] is a plugin for performing python refactorings in emacs. It uses rope library and pymacs.


Emacs (the major flavors being GnuEmacs and XEmacs) is a text editor which come with good support for writing Python code. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, but in general either provide very nice environments for the Python programmer.

Tools for Python coders

Please get involved if you want to help.

Some tools have been written for using Python from Emacs:

  • python-mode.el

    • Addresses a lot of languages specific features, navigates nested blocks, deals with different Python versions and flavors etc.

      How to setup a complete IDE around python-mode.el was shown at EuroPython 2013. Other approaches relying on company-mode, Pymacs, ropemacs and pycomplete are known to work likewise

  • python.el of Emacs 22. For a version with fixes and enhancements (as of 2006-06) and one that works with Emacs 21, see http://www.loveshack.ukfsn.org/emacs.

  • python.el of Emacs 24.2.
  • Emacs GUD PDB, support for sourcelevel debugging of Python code in Emacs. (Note: thanx to Ganesan R: Create the following script with the file name as "pdb" in your path so emacs can find pdb and default to filename arguments in the current dirctory: exec python /usr/lib/python2.3/pdb.py "$@")
  • Pymacs(download), an extension for allowing Emacs users to extend Emacs using Python, where they might have traditionally used Emacs LISP. ' There are also PyMacs notes on the Emacs wiki.

  • ropemacs is a plugin for performing python refactorings in emacs. It uses rope library and pymacs.

  • Emacs Language Sensitive Editor (ELSE), an template-based minor mode for Emacs, with templates for Python.

  • OO-Browser, an Emacs class browser for object-oriented languages with support for Python.

  • The emacspeak audio desktop is a speech interface that allows visually impaired users to interact independently and efficiently with the computer. It has editing support for interactive Python development. Features aural highlighting, structured browsing and debugging.

Support for C Python core developers

Both Emacs and XEmacs have support for developers hacking on the Python C code itself. If you're developing Python 2.x, just use the standard python style that comes with c-mode. If you're hacking on Python 3.x, you'll want to add the following code to your .emacs file (given by Georg Brandl):

  '((indent-tabs-mode . nil)
    (fill-column      . 78)
    (c-basic-offset   . 4)
    (c-offsets-alist  . ((substatement-open . 0)
                         (inextern-lang . 0)
                         (arglist-intro . +)
                         (knr-argdecl-intro . +)))
    (c-hanging-braces-alist . ((brace-list-open)
                               (substatement-open after)
                               (block-close . c-snug-do-while)))
    (c-block-comment-prefix . "* "))

;; This is a very crude hook that auto-selects the C style depending on
;; whether it finds a line starting with tab in the first 3000 characters
;; in the file
(defun c-select-style ()
     (if (re-search-forward "^\t" 3000 t)
         (c-set-style "python")
       (c-set-style "python-new"))))
(add-hook 'c-mode-hook 'c-select-style)

Note: We should try to get the style into upstream c-mode.

Other resources


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