[issue9763] Crashes upon run after syntax error encountered in OSX 10.5.8
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Sat Sep 4 01:16:03 CEST 2010
Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> added the comment:
Following your test case, I am able to produce a deadlocked IDLE when using the python.org 3.1.2 OS X installer on 10.5.8 when using just the Apple-supplied Tk 8.4 framework. After installing a recent ActiveState Tcl/Tk 8.4 framework (the python.org installers are built to dynamically link with either), the hang is no longer reproducible. There doesn't seem to be a problem with either 2.6.6 or 2.7, with either version of Tcl/Tk, nor is there on 10.6 but the Apple-supplied 8.4 there is much newer than that in 10.5. I'm doing some more triage work on this issue with 3.1 and 3.2.
In the interim, a workaround may be to install the ActiveState Tcl/Tk 8.4 on your systems if that is acceptable.
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