My favorite text editor is Geany. It is very minimalist HERE which supports a huge set of languages – shell, php, python, C … etc. It has automatic finishing and at the same time it is very agile. It lacks some other pleasant opportunity, but at the moment it is more than enough for me. I started an online course Python Programming на SoftUni – to refresh my knowledge and upgrade it because I have not adequately monitored what is happening with python 3. The lecturers of the course recommend PyCharm as an IDE for pyton programming, but I do not like it, of course I use Geany for the exercises.

During the lectures I felt painfully 2 lacks

  1. python autocomplete exhales from documentation of functions and methods
  2. no validation for pep8 standard

The good thing is that Geany is flexible enough to configure and can be easily supplemented by missing ones.. Sometimes add python documentation to our IDE:

  • we pull the following script somewhere in our PATH for example / usr / bin and don't forget to make it executable
  • edit the file ~ / .config / geany / filedefs / filetypes.python by adding the following line in the settings section context_action_cmd=pydocw %s. If there is only add the name of the binary from the previous step. We restart Geany if it is released.
  • We already have a context-action that will get you information about the function. I added a shortcut to make it more convenient as I do not understand any functionality. I like this approach a lot because I am very annoyed by the netbeans approach.

So far so good. Then I really want to have validation of the code I write – whether I write it according to generally accepted standards or I write some ugliness. Basically I found it again tutorials how things happen but it's a bit outdated – Geany has everything built into it, you just need to install the pep8 package. In Debian apt-get install pep8 works in the other distros you have to find out for yourself how the magic happens. In the Build menu, the second button (at least for me) is Lint after clicking it you will find how ugly code you have created 😀

Screenshot from 2016-01-11 20-42-21

Here's a general outline of how to make your Geany work better with Python while still being fast without making your CPU want to pull the bullet.