[Idle-dev] Submitted Guilherme Polo's enhancement

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Thu Oct 14 17:35:28 CEST 2010

In article 
<AANLkTikfi_3Ch1GweXY4TQEmJ-1qjkN4wJoo+COij4T_ at mail.gmail.com>,
 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.

In his tweet he is referring to Python 2.7 on OS X.  Perhaps he's 
running into the problem documented in http://bugs.python.org/issue9227 
which is that the IDLE in the new-style 64-bit/32-bit python.org 
installer variant  ("10.5+") is broken on 10.6.  The workaround is to 
use the other ("10.3+", 32-bit only) OS X installer for 2.7.  The 
changes here aren't fixing bugs on OS X and I'm not aware of any other 
IDLE OS X regressions between 2.6 and 2.7.   If there are, I hope 
someone opens issues for them.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org

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