[Idle-dev] [Python-Dev] Removing IDLE from the standard library

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Jul 12 00:28:58 CEST 2010

> I am aware of the situation with regard to issue reviews, but I think
> with IDLE there is more going on. In other parts of the Python
> codebase, a workaround for a major usability issue wouldn't normally
> have taken nearly three years to resolve after a working patch was
> submitted.

Oh sure it does. Just look at all the cross-compilation bug reports and
patches that get submitted.

> And a working, well-tested patch wouldn't normally have sat
> ignored for over two years. Well, perhaps these things happen
> occasionally, but with IDLE this is the norm.

Unfortunately, they happen more often than you think.


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