Cutting and Pasting in Windows IDLE
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Aug 15 07:35:24 CEST 2008
Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> En Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:04:05 -0300, Victor Subervi
> <victorsubervi at gmail.com> escribi�:
>> A couple of weeks ago I asked how to cut and paste multiple lines in the
>> Windows IDLE interface. I can only paste one line at a time!
You can paste a multi-line statement and it gets executed.
You can paste in more, and the first may be executed, but anything after
>> I want it to work like my Linux interpreter.
I presume you are talking about the Python interpreter in interactive
mode, not IDLE on Linux. The interactive interpreter in Windows also
accepts multiple statements.
> Why doesn´t it?
There may be some difference between how TK receives pasted text and how
console windows do. The problem seems to be that TK or IDLE does not
recognize pasted \n as being the same as literally typed \n, as far as
indicating 'execute this statement'.
> Please help.
Open an edit window, paste there, and hit F5. For multiple lines, this
is better as you will be able to correct error and make changes. To
make this easy, put a temp.py file in your python director or a subdir
thereof. If you use it regularly, File/RecentFiles should show it near
the top, making it easy to open.
> Instead of complaining here, report a bug at http://bugs.python.org/
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