[Python-bugs-list] Reproducible crash of Mac IDE (PR#172)

Bruce.Sherwood@cmu.edu Bruce.Sherwood@cmu.edu
Fri, 7 Jan 2000 11:21:25 -0500 (EST)

Full_Name: Bruce Sherwood
Version: 1.5.2c1
OS: Mac 8.1
Submission from: hejmo.rem.cmu.edu (

I'm writing tiny programs invoking Tkinter, to learn how to use it. If I open my
script from the Mac IDE and click "Run all" in the script title bar, the script
runs okay, but when I try to quit running, the entire IDE locks up. I have to do
an unpleasant Mac "Force quit" to get out. This is completely reproducible with
tiny programs containing "from Tkinter import *".

I've had to resort to the awkward strategem of saving the script, then dragging
the script file onto the Python interpreter. In that case I can quit normally.
It means that I'm only using the IDE as a (structured) text editor.

I don't have the quit problem in Mac IDE with scripts that don't invoke