[Idle-dev] Some implemented ideas that may help IDLE, request for feedback
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Aug 17 16:02:46 CEST 2009
Tal Einat wrote:
>>> * Bring IDLE's shell forward on first thing printed to sys.stderr,
>>> this can only happen again after a shell restart. I consider this of
>>> great importance when writing programs that may open other windows,
>>> like a Tkinter program, or a Visual one, since the user might expect
>>> something to happen on that window but nothing happens because of an
>>> error that occurred without him noticing. As reported by Bruce, the
>>> lack of this feature has been a big problem in courses where novices
>>> write such programs and don't understand why an animation has stopped,
>>> because the error message is behind other windows.
>> -0 (doesn't this mean having to *constantly* move the window out of the way
>> when your logging code causes it to jump in front of your GUI)
> ... which would teach users to only log actual errors to stderr.
Really? Even in libraries they didn't write?
Deliberately pissing off users, even in the name of teaching them good
habits, is never a good strategy.
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