[issue21477] Idle: improve idle_test.htest

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Tue May 27 09:52:24 CEST 2014

Terry J. Reedy added the comment:

I think it time to make running through all or just some of the tests more pleasant. If we reversed the order [next], [test name], test instruction, then [next] would not just up and down. If the window were set to a constant width, then it would not jump back and forth either. The width should be just wide enough for the longest lines we use in htest.py, or can we just allow them to wrap?

To select just a one or a few tests (like just Search, Replace, and Tree for the 2605.. patch), a drop down list box would be nice. It could be beside the next box. With a constant width, there would be room.

Doing the test reminded me that Search (find) and Replace have a severe bug on Windows of not highlighting the the found text while the box is still open. There was an issue where this was supposedly fixed, but it is not. Find is usable by closing the box and using cntl-G for find next. But this does not work for replace, making replace useless on windows unless one is really sure about replace all.


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