When comparing Wing Python IDE vs Eric Python IDE, the Slant community recommends Wing Python IDE for most people. In the question“What are the best Python IDEs or editors?” Wing Python IDE is ranked 11th while Eric Python IDE is ranked 14th.
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Pro Exceptionally responsive support
Pro Built-in debugger
Wing IDE provides local and remote debugging.
Pro Checks for errors in the source code
Pylint has a static analysis tool integrated which checks the source code for any potential errors and bugs.
Pro Totally programmable keystroke shortcuts
Pro Debugging in threads
Pro Totally worth the price -- it's a steal, in fact
Pro Customizable plug-ins if desired
Pro VI and Emacs editor modes
Pro Advanced debugging features (multi-process, remote, recursive)
Pro Super-flexible macro capabilities
Pro Integrated python debugger
Eric has a python debugger built-in.
Pro Integration with version control software
Integrates with various VCS.
Pro Integrated class browser
With Eric you can easily browse all classes in your current Python project and display the methods for a given class.
Pro Good project management
Con Little support for other languages
Con High entry price
Price is starting from $39 per user for the most basic configuration.
Con Complex interface
Eric has a very complex UI. It overwhelms you with sections and windows and doesn't let you focus on code. Every tool is displayed on the top bars (there are 3) with no logical grouping or structure whatsoever.
Con Auto completion is not very good
The auto completion is not top-notch compared to other IDEs and text editors. In fact, many people recommend installing a third-party plugin to improve the auto completion found in Eric.