Optimum python IDE for debugging?

Discussion created by j256 on Feb 28, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 6, 2013 by ksendhil
What is ESRI's 'official' stance for which Python environment to debug in? Pythonwin seems to be advocated, but I've noticed there are others such as pyscripter. Which one offers the best debugging environment? And the best intellisense / autocompletion?

I see there is some guidance here http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2010/09/14/review-of-ides-for-python/ but I really think that ESRI needs to take a more proactive stance here, because Python adoption is surely premised on the quality of the tools that we can use to debug, which at the moment is nowhere near as easy as say VBA or Visual Studio.