[Idle-dev] Submitted Guilherme Polo's enhancement

Bruce Sherwood basherwo at ncsu.edu
Thu Oct 14 17:29:12 CEST 2010

Yup. Using IDLE on Python 2.7 on a Mac, cmd-Q (or the corresponding
menu option, for that matter), there is no prompt to save unsaved
files. I hope someone more knowledgeable than me about IDLE can find
the problem, or maybe just suggest where I should look. I'll keep
looking, but as I said, I'm baffled that I can't even identify what
code gets executed upon pressing cmd-Q.

I'll go ahead and prepare a patch for idle for Python 2.7 right away
that won't have a fix for this serious save problem. The save issue
can be considered separately.

Bruce Sherwood

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 9:22 AM, Bruce Sherwood <basherwo at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> I will submit an appropriate patch for 2.7; vidle was used with 2.6
> and 2.7 since summer 2009. There were indeed a variety of problems
> with idlelib on Python 2 that the temporary fix of vidle addressed. I
> wasn't aware that things got worse from 2.6 to 2.7, because I only
> used vidle with these Pythons.
> I need to check whether the Mac failure to save changes upon pressing
> cmd-Q was present in 2.7 as well as 3.
> Bruce Sherwood
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> Is there any chance of getting these changes into 2.7 as well? There
>> will be bugfix updates for 2.7, and David Beazley just tweeted about
>> how the IDLE experience with Python 2.7 got much worse compared to
>> 2.6.
>> --
>> --Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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