python.el is now distributed with Emacs; this repository is no longer maintained.
- Author: Fabián Ezequiel Gallina
- Contact: fgallina at gnu dot org
- Project homepage: http://github.com/fgallina/python.el
- My Blog: http://www.from-the-cloud.com
- IRC: #python.el at freenode!
If you are using Emacs 24.3 you already have a version of python.el.
If you are using an Emacs 24.x prior 24.3 or you want to update your
copy with some of the enhancements happening on Emacs add the
following snippet in your
(add-to-list 'load-path user-emacs-directory) (defun my:ensure-python.el (&optional branch overwrite) "Install python.el from BRANCH. After the first install happens the file is not overwritten again unless the optional argument OVERWRITE is non-nil. When called interactively python.el will always be overwritten with the latest version." (interactive (list (completing-read "Install python.el from branch: " (list "master" "emacs-24") nil t) t)) (let* ((branch (or branch "master")) (url (format (concat "http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/plain" "/lisp/progmodes/python.el?h=%s") branch)) (destination (expand-file-name "python.el" user-emacs-directory)) (write (or (not (file-exists-p destination)) overwrite))) (when write (with-current-buffer (url-retrieve-synchronously url) (delete-region (point-min) (1+ url-http-end-of-headers)) (write-file destination)) (byte-compile-file destination t) destination))) (my:ensure-python.el)
master branch does its best to remain compatible with Emacs 24.x
but it may break, although fixing compatibility breakage is priority
(fill a bug report if you happen to find this). The "emacs-24" tends
to be safer but new features are not added into it.
Whatever flavor you choose, if you are using a version prior to Emacs
24.3 you need
cl-lib which is available from GNU ELPA package
 http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/cl-lib.html  http://elpa.gnu.org/
Alternate method with el-get
If you are using el-get already you can install
python24 for the
emacs-24 branch version or
python for the
This is now the official Python major mode for GNU Emacs.
It aims to provide the stuff you'll expect from a major mode for python editing while keeping it simple.
Currently it implements Syntax highlighting, Indentation, Movement, Shell interaction, Shell completion, Shell virtualenv support, Pdb tracking, Symbol completion, Skeletons, FFAP, Code Check, Eldoc, Imenu.
- Syntax highlighting
- Solid (auto)indentation support
- auto-detection of indentation levels for current file
- Robust triple quoted strings support
- Fancy variable assignment colorization
- Movement commands you'll expect from a major-mode.
- Sexp-like movement
- Python shell integration (not only for Python 2 but also Python 3!)
- Python shell completion (Same as above!)
- Python shell virtualenv support (as simple as setting a variable!)
- PDB Tracking (it even supports ipdb!)
- Symbol completion that sucks because a running inferior shell process and valid code in the current buffer are needed (Don't blame me, it's like that in every python-mode I know). Notice I don't recommend this thing, use ropemacs instead
- Skeletons with a tight integration with dabbrev out of the box
- FFAP (Find Filename At Point), click on an import statement and go to the module definition.
- Code check via pychecker by default (this is customizable of course)
- Eldoc support (this suffers the same drawbacks as the symbol completion, but it's the only sane way to do it from Elisp)
- imenu support to easily navigate your code
- add-log-current-defun support
- hideshow support
- outline support
- fill paragraph (with customizable docstring formatting)
The code is well organized in parts with some clean sensitive naming.
None, besides Emacs>=24.
Latest know version to work with Emacs 23 can be found at https://github.com/fgallina/python.el/tree/emacs23 any functionality/bugfixing back-port that may (or may not) happen in the future will be placed there.
The github bug-tracker is being deprecated.
To report bugs, or to contribute fixes and improvements, use the built-in Emacs bug reporter (M-x report-emacs-bug) or send email to email@example.com. You can browse Emacs bug database at debbugs.gnu.org. For more information on contributing, see the CONTRIBUTE file (distributed with Emacs).
python.el is free software under the GPL v3, see LICENSE file for details.