[Idle-dev] Fixing and Improving IDLE
roger.serwy at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 16:59:18 CET 2011
By my count there are over 110 valid open issues against IDLE, some
minor and others major. Let's try to make that number smaller.
Here is a partial list of issues that have working patches:
3573 IDLE hangs when passing invalid command line args
(directory(ies) instead of file(s))
5219 IDLE/Tkinter: edit win stops updating when tooltip is active
6698 IDLE no longer opens only an edit window when configured to do so
6699 IDLE: Warn user about overwriting a file that has a newer
version on filesystem
7136 Idle File Menu Option Improvement
7676 IDLE shell shouldn't use TABs
8515 idle "Run Module" (F5) does not set __file__ variable
8900 IDLE crashes if Preference set to At Startup -> Open Edit Window
13039 IDLE editor: shell-like behaviour on line starting with ">>>"
13179 IDLE uses common tkinter variables across all editor windows
13495 IDLE: Regression - Two ColorDelegator instances loaded
13506 IDLE sys.path does not contain Current Working Directory
Can these patches be applied? I understand that there will be need for
some discussion, but we should try to avoid the bike shed problem.
Not surprisingly, there are a lot of "duplicate" bug reports. Some
issues deal with invalid key bindings and should have a common solution:
4765, 5707, 6739, 11437, 12387, 13071. (IdleX already has a work-around
for these issues.) Other issues deal with permission error handling of
configHandler.py: 4625, 8231, 9404, 9925.
One major patch which requires some updating and much consideration is:
10079 idlelib for Python 3 with Guilherme Polo GSoC enhancements
There are a lot of good improvements in there.
I am willing to help with fixing the remaining bugs if the IDLE
developers are willing to help as well.
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