[Python-Dev] Non-Core project: IDLE
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Sun Mar 29 09:21:44 CEST 2009
On 2009-03-25, Guilherme Polo wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 4:26 AM, Mark Summerfield <list at qtrac.plus.com>
> > On 2009-03-23, Guilherme Polo wrote:
> >> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> >> > Guilherme Polo wrote:
> >> >> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 8:53 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>
> >> >>> IDLE needs lots of attention -- more than any one experienced person
> >> >>> is likely to have
> >> >>
> >> >> I'm willing to step up as a student for this but I still have to
> >> >> write a good proposal for it.
> >> >> My actual concern is about mentor availability, is someone around
> >> >> interested on being an IDLE mentor ?
> >> >
> >> > If I could, I would, and would have said so. But I have only read
> >> > about tk and have not actually used it. If I did decide to dive into
> >> > it, you'd be mentoring me ;-). What I can and would do is give ideas
> >> > for changes, read and comment on a proposal, and user test patched
> >> > versions.
> >> That is very nice Terry. Do you have some specific ideas that you want
> >> to share publicly (or in private) about IDLE ? Your expectations about
> >> what should be addressed first, or areas that should be improved.. you
> >> know, anything.
> > I have one suggestion that I think might be widely appreciated:
> > Add somewhere in the configuration dialog when users can enter a block
> > of Python code to be executed at startup and whenever Restart Shell is
> > executed.
> > Use case: for people who use IDLE for calculations/experiments they
> > might like to always have certain module imported. For me personally, it
> > would be:
> > import os
> > import re
> > import sys
> > from math import *
> > but of course the whole point is that people can write any code they
> > like. (Some people might want to do various from __future__ imports in
> > Python 2.6 to get various Python 3 features for example.)
> > I know that you can use the -c option, but that only works at startup,
> > not every time you Restart Shell.
> Looks like a good suggestion to me, Mark.
> I would recommend adding it as a feature request on the typical place
> (bugs.python.org) because although I could just go and do it, I
> believe you are aware that new features in IDLE are subject to
> approval or disapproval by other members involved with IDLE. Hope you
> understand my position.
Added as issue 5594.
Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd, www.qtrac.eu
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