[New-bugs-announce] [issue31476] "Open Module..." Not Working in IDLE for Standard Library

Stephen Paul Chappell report at bugs.python.org
Thu Sep 14 15:50:17 EDT 2017

New submission from Stephen Paul Chappell:

Ever since Python 3.6.1, trying to open a Python-source library module in IDLE on Windows (10) has not worked properly since the installer has only been providing *.pyc files. Learning how to use Python has always been easy since it (1) has a great help document, (2) makes it easy to get help() on objects, and (3) allows the source to easily be explored and/or patched. Is there something special that needs to be done to get both the standard library's *.py files and precompile them to *.pyc during installation?

I would be glad to run further tests if the Windows installer can be run headless with specific command-line arguments.

assignee: terry.reedy
components: IDLE, Library (Lib), Windows
messages: 302201
nosy: Zero, paul.moore, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: "Open Module..." Not Working in IDLE for Standard Library
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.6

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