When comparing Wing Python IDE vs Eclipse with PyDev, 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 Eclipse with PyDev is ranked 21st.
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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 Feature rich including Django integration
Django Integration, Auto code completion, Multi language support, Integrated Python Debugging, code analysis, code templates ,smart indent, bracket matching, error markup, source control integration, code folding, UML Editing and viewing, and unit test integration.
Pro Can be extended to have additional features through plugins
Eclipse has a large and active community, which has resulted in a wide variety of plugins.
Pro Good integration of interactive python console even in debugging mode
Pro Handles non-Python components well
Pro Can use different environments for different projects
It's very handy for managing multiple projects that each use their own virtualenv or conda environment, you can assign a different interpreter to each project and they will handle things like code completion correctly.
Pro Good font rendering
Because Eclipse is based on SWT, it uses the native font rendering and thus looks better than other IDEs on some Linux systems, where the Java font rendering is not optimal.
Pro One of the few that can debug Jython code
It handles both Jython and CPython.
Con Little support for other languages
Con High entry price
Price is starting from $39 per user for the most basic configuration.
Con Just plugin for python, not full editor
It useful only if you use python as additional(secondary) language in your project on Eclipse
Con Plugins can be unstable
Though there are plenty of plugins to choose from, they aren't always reliable. Some aren't maintained, bug fixes can be slow, and you may need to download plugins from multiple sources.