Sat, 26 Jul 2003 19:00:30 -0400
[Kurt B. Kaiser]
>> Two separate issues:
>> 1. Failure of IDLE to initialize its subprocess doesn't result in a
>> message visible to the user.
> A message can be displayed to the user if we configure the Windows
> installer to bind the IDLE icon to python.exe instead of pythonw.exe.
> That way a DOS box will open behind IDLE and any messages will be
> visible there. This is a small patch.
Sorry, that one isn't a possibility. After 3 years and 50 comments and at
least a dozen attempts by Tk wizards to fix it, I finally gave up on this
bug report, and closed it as hopeless:
Programs using Tkinter sometimes can't shut down (Windows)
The only known workaround is never opening Tcl/Tk clients with python.exe.