Is it possible to use pycharm as a simple editor?

Is it possible to use pycharm in a lightweight fashion as a simple editor? Sometimes I want to edit a single python file with pycharm and have to load the whole thing. Ok, it's not heavy, but it also ain't fast to load.
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No, that's not possible. Most of PyCharm's features require a project to be configured.
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His this still the case in 2020?  I would like to edit/debug simple Linux Python based system scripts.

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Yes, it is now possible in PyCharm 2020.1, using LightEdit mode, which is used when opening files from the command line: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/pycharm/opening-files-from-command-line.html

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