[New-bugs-announce] [issue6628] IDLE freezes after encountering a syntax error

brian report at bugs.python.org
Mon Aug 3 01:15:46 CEST 2009

New submission from brian <omniscient.brian at gmail.com>:

Running Python 3.1/ IDLE, which was installed on top of a Python 2.5.4
install, Mac OSX 10.4

This seems like such an obvious bug, but I can't find it in the current
list of issues - so I suspect that it may not be reproducible on other
computers, but it's certainly reproducible on my laptop.

If I run a module with (any?) syntax error (for example,

for i in range(10) #missing semicolon
    print i

the interpreter will catch it and send you to fix it. Then, any
subsequent attempts to run that same module will freeze IDLE. The
problem doesn't occur if you run a different module.

components: IDLE
messages: 91210
nosy: brian89
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE freezes after encountering a syntax error
type: crash
versions: Python 3.1

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