[Idle-dev] Built-in help under Mac OS X
Kurt B. Kaiser
kbk at shore.net
Thu Feb 19 14:14:07 EST 2004
Jonathan Brandmeyer <jbrandmeyer at earthlink.net> writes:
> Under Apple's OSX operating system, the variable sys.platform is named
> 'darwin'. In at least one place, idle makes a test to see if the
> current platform is MS Windows by checking for the substring 'win' in
> sys.platform, which leads to incorrect behavior on the Mac.
> In particular, in lib/python2.3/idlelib/EditorWindow.py, member function
> EditorWindow.python_docs() behaves incorrectly on OS X. I believe that
> if the test for MS Windows is completely removed that you will get
> correct behavior on all platforms, based on my reading of the webbrowser
> module source.
> Please change that function to the following (near line 313):
> def python_docs(self, event=None):
> return "break"
Argh. Thanks for the report. Please enter it into the Python bug
Use the 'IDLE' category.
That way it won't get lost.
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