Better Python Editing in Kate
posted by brian at 03:53 PM
Perhaps this will damage my hacker credibility, but I use KDE's Kate Editor as my development environment. For a while I used KDevelop, but then I realized the only features I was using were Kate's (note to KDevelop developers: having to decide on a location and filename immediately when I hit New File is extremely annoying. Give me an Untitled!)
Of course, you don't have to use the included schema. The enhanced syntax highlighter is the biggest improvement, giving you several more contexts under Text Highlighting Styles.
I shared these changes with Adrian Holovaty at PyCon, who I noticed also uses Kate. I guess he couldn't get used to the high contrast color scheme, but here's hoping the new syntax file is serving him well. ;)
(I also recommend the Tab Bar Extension, the Word Completion Plugin, and learning to use those double arrows in the Filesystem Browser panel.)