Vim has always been my editor of choice but approximately every six months I’ll get an itch to try something new. After reading Andrew Brookins excellent review of PyCharm, it was time to scratch that itch.
These are my notes on issues I ran into while trying to configure PyCharm. So far I’m seeing a lot of potential, but getting everything configured how I want has been a huge time sink. There are small inconsistencies within the PyCharm documenation so things don’t work as described. This leads to several hours wasted fixing things and has lead to frustration.
Vagrantfileis automatically created for you after downloading a vagrant box. It has an incorrect
config.vm.boxvalue and should be changed to
- When adding a Python remote interpreter, the
Private key filehas double quotes around the file name and need to be removed.
- You cannot remap keys, at least not yet according to the GitHub repo. My traditional Vi setup I’m able to remap things like
kjto escape from insert mode.
- The battery life on my Mac Book Pro is rechid. Full charges are drained approximately twice as fast when PyCharm is running.