[Idle-dev] Submitted Guilherme Polo's enhancement

Bruce Sherwood basherwo at ncsu.edu
Fri Oct 15 07:55:00 CEST 2010

I'm relieved to hear that you may have a way to override. Yes, let's
continue the discussion in the bug report context.

Bruce Sherwood

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:
> In article
> <AANLkTin10Qq3VZiJ=oxXbAyNfGH4eT_vg4AR_Ddc73zt at mail.gmail.com>,
>  Bruce Sherwood <basherwo at ncsu.edu> wrote:
>> I'm trying to find out why when you quit on the Mac unsaved changes
>> don't trigger an invitation to save the file. Instead, IDLE quits and
>> you lose your edits.
>> There is code to bind cmd-q to the edit window and, on the Mac, to the
>> Tk root, through macosxSupport.setupApp which calls macosxSupport
>> overrideRootMenu. I've tried printing something in the callback
>> routine (FileList.close_all_callback), and I don't see the print. I've
>> tried commenting out one or both of these bindings, and I can still
>> quit with cmd-q. I've looked a bit at the tkinter code. I'm beginning
>> to have the sinking feeling that there's something in the library
>> _tkinter.so itself that is swallowing cmd-q and not sending it to
>> tkinter, so it doesn't get to IDLE. I have the vague notion that there
>> have been some problems with tkinter on the Mac, but I don't know any
>> details....?
> Working on it.  The problem is due to the fact that the standard Aqua Tk
> on OS X is itself an official OS X app and creates the menu bar with
> default menu options including a standard application Quit.   I think I
> see how to intercept that.
> I suggest we move the discussion to the bug tracker
> (http://bugs.python.org/issue10107).
> --
>  Ned Deily,
>  nad at acm.org
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