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    I don’t like the sentiment of “should” here… maybe better put is “I really like VS Code”

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      or perhaps ‘should consider using’

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      Not sure about this “should”. I use the Python Language Server in Emacs, which gives me all the features I would want from VS Code.

      Surprised there’s no mention of the Language Server Protocol in the article.

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        Thank you for drawing my attention to this!

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          This prompted me to look for a CLI Language Server Protocol client. Couldn’t find one that is feature complete, but this exists: https://github.com/jacobdufault/lspc

          I ought to fork that and make it so that I can use it from the shell or Acme easily.

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          VS Code has way to much telemetry built in for my liking. Also, there’s pretty much no way to turn it off completely either.

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            Personally I still prefer my neovim setup for python development, but I do agree with this blog on VS Code being a better option these days than Sublime Text.

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              I’ve always found it a bit too slow.

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                The plugin/theme community has generally shifted it’s focus from developing themes for Sublime Text and Atom, and all of that energy is going into the VS Code ecosystem.

                It’s funny that almost every single time there’s a new editor that starts gaining traction, the community shifts its focus. I’ve seen this happen from Textmate -> Sublime Text -> Atom -> VS Code. And I’m pretty sure there will be something new next year.

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                  How’s it compare to spacemacs with mypy, pylint and pyfmt enabled? My only complaint with spacemacs is the completion tends to be a bit janky.

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                    Check out the LSP layer included on develop branch: https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/tree/develop/layers/%2Btools/lsp

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                      Thanks.

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                    VS Code gets a good write up from colleagues but I find with Python I’m just far more productive opening PyCharm. I do realise the author states he’s not comparing against pycharm, I guess that would go down the rabbit hole of IDE vs text editors!