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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 03:42:04 CET 2013

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Todd Rovito <rovitotv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 5:28 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>> [snip reasons]
>>> OK, I am convinced an info PEP would be a good idea.
>> Unless anyone objects, I'm happy to be BDFL-delegate for such a PEP. I
>> mainly want to ensure we clearly fence off "IDLE-the-application",
>> with (in effect) a 6 month release cycle synchronised across versions,
>> from the rest of the standard library.
> I have not seen much progress on this issue so I thought I would
> attempt to draft a PEP.  This is my first PEP so go easy on me.
> Attached is a PEP titled "IDLE Enhancement Exception for All
> Branches", I am looking for feedback.  Thanks.

That's a good start - please forward it to the PEP editors list
(peps at python.org) to be posted.

The rationale needs to be fleshed out a bit more along the lines of
"IDLE is primarily used as an application that ships with Python,
rather than as a library module used to build Python applications,
that's why it is OK for a different standard to apply". Mentioning the
point about Linux distros splitting it out into a separate package
would also be useful.

NY other two major comments:
- be specific about which parts of the code base are covered by the exception
- no need for extensive cross-OS testing prior to commit, that's a key
part of the role of the buildbots


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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