[Python-Dev] Cut/Copy/Paste items in IDLE right click context menu

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Fri Nov 2 16:34:58 CET 2012

On Sat, 03 Nov 2012 01:16:12 +1000, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:46 AM, Andrew Svetlov
> <andrew.svetlov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi. There are issue for subject: http://bugs.python.org/issue1207589
> The status quo is that IDLE is covered by the "no new features in
> maintenance releases" rule along with the rest of the standard
> library. Now, it may be *unreasonable* that this is so, and changing
> it would help improve IDLE as a tool. The way to resolve a proposal
> like that is to put it forward as a PEP, and explain the rationale for
> treating IDLE differently. A PEP also makes it possible to state
> exactly which modules are being proposed for exemption from the
> no-new-features rule.

In this particular instance we are not looking to exempt the entire
module, just this changeset (because it does not change callable code).

Exempting IDLE in general is an interesting idea, but is not the immediate


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