[Idle-dev] Merging VIDLE differences into idlelib

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Tue Aug 4 20:34:13 CEST 2009

In article 
<ac2200130908041116l2d614180me8086df4428e3a44 at mail.gmail.com>,
 Guilherme Polo <ggpolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm aware of py2app not being used by IDLE (or anything else in std
> lib), but what prevents someone from running py2app on idlelib and
> getting an similar IDLE.app ? I'm really not into Mac, but isn't this
> IDLE.app just an bundle that could be similarly built with py2app ?

There's nothing preventing someone from trying to create their own 
variant of an IDLE.app but it's probably a bit tricky to get everything 
right even with py2app and, since the standard python.org OS X 
installers already provide two ways to launch IDLE (as an .app and from 
the command line), I don't see providing hooks in idlelib for yet 
another way as a significant use case.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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