[Python-Dev] 2.3.1

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Sat, 26 Jul 2003 20:01:37 -0400


[Martin v. L÷wis]
> I completely disagree. This code has been in IDLE for quite some time.
> If it was a serious problem, it would have been reported before.

Well, variations of it have been reported to Alex, and to me (via the Tutor
list), and I experienced my own Windows Moment with it.  I failed to  act on
the warnings I got, but reflection on the Tutor list strongly suggests it's
going to be a major problem on Windows.  Newbies don't generally download
pre-release software (except by mistake), so I take the Tutor list report
from someone who did very seriously indeed.  Kurt's suggestion to add a
message at the top of the IDLE shell window seems adequate and very low
risk.