Python console editing with VIM


I’m a long time console guy and haven’t found a graphical Python development tool that suits my needs as well as vim. It takes a couple of amazing vim plug-ins but the experience is great IMHO. I’m currently using the vim-jedi, pylint and vim-syntastic plug-ins which can be installed with yum on CentOS/Fedora machines:

$ sudo yum install pylint

$ sudo yum install vim-jedi

$ sudo yum install vim-syntastic-python

To enable syntax highlighting and auto indentation you can add the following to your $HOME/.vimrc:

syntax on
filetype indent plugin on

Once these are in place your code will be highlighted with a nice set of colors, hitting return will generate the correct spacing and pylint will be run automatically to note problems with your code. If you are using other plug-ins let me know via a comment.

This article was posted by Matty on 2016-10-07 14:35:00 -0400 EDT