On 2/20/2013 8:44 PM, Andre Roberge wrote:
From what I have read on edu-sig, I believe it would be a huge mistake to remove IDLE from the Python standard library.
The idea was proposed 2 1/2 years ago, partly because IDLE was then buggy and mostly not maintained. The idea was rejected in favor of improving IDLE. Since then, many bugs have been quashed and idle is getting active attention.
Do you have any idea what education users think about backporting IDLE enhancements? Would they support the PEP? Or would they rather only get true bugfixes in bugfix releases, even for IDLE?
-- Terry Jan Reedy