[Idle-dev] Rework when IDLE opens editor and/or shell windows

Bruce Sherwood basherwo at ncsu.edu
Wed Jul 21 20:54:55 CEST 2010

I agree completely with Weeble but can continue to live with starting
as an editor being a configuration parameter (VIDLE in fact ships with
this set to "start in editor").

Note that if you're starting from a command line, you already have a
(primitive) shell available: just start Python instead of IDLE.

Bruce Sherwood

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Weeble <clockworksaint at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Tal Einat <taleinat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thoughts? Comments? If there is agreement I will work up a patch.
> Personally, I would slightly prefer that the default behaviour on
> starting IDLE via the shortcut in the start menu is to open a blank
> document and no shell window. I think of IDLE first and foremost as an
> editor, and I prefer it to behave like other editors that start up
> with a blank document. But this may be better dealt with by tweaking
> the shortcuts/launchers created by the installer.

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