[New-bugs-announce] [issue5066] IDLE documentation for Unix obsolete/incorrect

Steven D'Aprano report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jan 26 04:56:57 CET 2009

New submission from Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>:

Documentation for IDLE states:

    Starting IDLE on UNIX 
    On Unix, just type "idle" at a command prompt. This should bring
    up a Window similar to the one above. (If it doesn't, look for
    the "idle" script in the Tools/idle directory in the Python source


I believe that is obsolete, I cannot see a Tools/idle directory in 
either 2.5 or 2.6. Perhaps better instructions might be:

    (If it doesn't, run "python LOC/idlelib/idle.py" where LOC 
    is the location of your Python source distribution, usually 

or similar.

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation, IDLE
messages: 80562
nosy: georg.brandl, stevenjd
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE documentation for Unix obsolete/incorrect

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