[issue9362] Make exit/quit hint more novice friendly
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Mon Jan 31 02:40:24 CET 2011
Westley Martínez <anikom15 at gmail.com> added the comment:
This is annoying. Every beginner's Python tutorial I've read made it very clear how to exactly exit the interactive shell. Ctrl has been in use for years. Changing it for novices' sake is ridiculous. Do we need to expand every abbreviation? Python will turn into Java (joke). As for Ctrl-D or Ctrl-Z, I think it's fine the way it is. Python is used for scripting, and Windows administators are familiar with Ctrl-Z for EOF but may not necessarily be familiar with Ctrl-D.
Ok, in final, I think the only thing that might be changed is the shell's opening message:
Python 3.1.3 (r313:86834, Jan 28 2011, 20:00:55)
[GCC 4.5.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
Type "exit()", "quit()" or Ctrl-D (i.e. EOF) to exit.
On Windows, Ctrl-D is replaced with Ctrl-Z.
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