[Idle-dev] right click to edit in windowsXP

Sean Wolfe sean at ticketweb.com
Fri Nov 21 23:06:12 CET 2008

hey everybody! first of all thanks for a fun, lightweight, friendly ide.
I'm just poking around using Python as a way to learn basic coding, and
idle is a fun place to do work. 

I'm seeing a problem when I right-click and then hit F5 to run the
program, where the first time I run the program it works fine, but
subsequent runs fail. I'm using the pygame module and windowsXP. For
example, a font I'm trying to render with pygame, first time renders
fine, subsequent runs error that the font has no width. Opening the file
via the executeable works fine.

Doing some research, I noticed this on the pygame.org page: 

"On Windows if you open a python file with a "right-click: Edit with
Idle" the editor and interactive prompt both run from the same Python

Is there a way to use the right-click option and save the F5 runs spawn
a new python process?

anyhow. . . thanks!
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