Simple Online IDE for Python

I am in need of a quick way to post Python code snippet online, run it and show output. My research points me to quite a few and I like three of them.

codepad

Site: codepad.org

What I like

  • No ad!
  • Does not require signing up to use
  • The code and the output are nicely formatted and easy to view
  • Once submitted, codepad generates a new page with a unique URL. The users cannot change the code unless they choose to fork. This is great to present someone a code snippet without fear of someone modifying it
  • Has a comment section, good for discussion

Improvements Wish List

  • Syntax highlight
  • Code completion
  • Optional title, description, and tags

Python Fiddle

Site: http://pythonfiddle.com

What I like

  • No ad!
  • Does not require signing up to use
  • Syntax highlight
  • Code completion
  • Large editing area

Improvements Wish List

  • Buggy sometimes. I typed import json and got invalid syntax on print import json
  • Importing of modules takes a long time: the first time I import json, it took about 2 seconds
  • Output not clearly labeled

ideone

Site: https://ideone.com

What I like

  • Does not require signing up to use
  • Syntax highlight
  • Many languages
  • Ability to specify stdin

Improvements Wish List

  • Larger editing area
  • Required Flash
  • Lots of ads
  • Output is burried below an ad

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