On Wed, Feb 25, 2015, at 19:47, Terry Reedy wrote:
People often experiment with files in editors when writing statements longer than a line or two or when writing multiple statements. Leaving that aside, people also experiment at *simulated* interactive prompts in guis, such as Idle, that run on Python in normal batch mode. In either case, changing interactive mode python will have no effect and no benefit.
Well obviously another change would have to be made to Idle.
Your argument seems to boil down to "no-one uses the prompt", so why not just get rid of it?