msvcrt.getch() from IDLE returns '\377'
jepler.lnk at lnk.ispi.net
Mon Oct 2 14:41:57 CEST 2000
On Sun, 01 Oct 2000 23:32:25 GMT, Mark Hammond
<MarkH at ActiveState.com> wrote:
>"Georg Simon" <georg.simon at bnmsp.de> wrote in message
>news:39D1DFE9.426A3972 at bnmsp.de...
>> Windows 98
>> sys.version '1.6 (#0, Sep 5 2000, 08:16:13) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)]'
>> It seems to me that msvcrt.getch() does not work when called from
>I would not expect it to. getch() is designed for reading from a
>"console". IDLE has no such console, so characters have to be
>obtained from the message queue - ie, you will need to use Tkinter
>facilities to get at key-presses.
Shouldn't it raise an exception in this case?
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