When comparing Kdevelop with kdev-python vs Wing 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 Kdevelop with kdev-python is ranked 13th.
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Pro Real-time static analysis
Kdevelop has a pretty powerful and sophisticated implementation of static analysis for Python. It's capable of pretty good type inference, tracking types and the expected groking of inheritance trees.
Pro Best Vim bindings in an IDE
Most IDEs have very limited vim bindings, but KDevelop runs on the Kate editor. Kate is one of the most robust editors in the Linux world and is subsequently very functional. The Vim bindings are very close to complete with very few holes.
Pro Excellent syntax highlighting
Kdevelop has very smart syntax and semantic syntax highlighting.
Pro Blazingly fast
PyCharm is amazing and easily the most feature option out there. But KDevelop is faster and has all the features needed for python develop. Opening new files, moving from file to file, code and syntax checks, everything happens instantly.
In the end the speed is what won me over to use KDevelop, when code is in my mind I don't want to wait on my IDE.
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
Con Works with no problems only on Linux
KDevelop is an IDE for the KDE platform. Even though it's cross-platform, it's mostly targeted at Linux systems and the versions for other operating systems are highly experimental.
Con High entry price
Price is starting from $39 per user for the most basic configuration.