[Python-bugs-list] IDLE goto file/line (PR#352)

gpk@bell-labs.com gpk@bell-labs.com
Fri, 9 Jun 2000 22:45:07 -0400 (EDT)

Full_Name: Greg Kochanski
Version: 1.6  CVS today
OS: Solaris 2.6
Submission from: (NULL) (

When using IDLE's shell window   Debug->Go to file/line,
you have to be overly careful what you select.
Specifically, if you select a region that contains a newline,
IDLE won't be able to find a file and line number.

For example, if you select
  v-- from there
   File "/export/h1/gpk/schoolweb.local/schoolweb/parse.py", line 199, in
  ^-- to there  (i.e. 2 characters in, on the following line),
you will get the following error message: "No special line: X the line you
to doesn't look like a file name followed by a line number."

That is unfortunate, as it's really convenient to make a quick flick
down from one line to the next, to select a complete line.

By the way, the error box requires you to click "OK".
That's a bug.   It isn't OK.
It's a crime against the King's English, committed by the minions
of Bill Gates.  You should not be following their lead.