[Python-Dev] IDLE in the stdlib

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at me.com
Thu Mar 21 01:38:37 CET 2013

Terry Reedy:

> Broken (and quirky): it has an absurdly limited output buffer (under a thousand lines)

   The limit is actually 9999 lines.

> Quirky: Windows uses cntl-C to copy selected text to the clipboard and (where appropriate) cntl-V to insert clipboard text at the cursor pretty much everywhere.

   CP uses Ctrl+C to interrupt programs similar to Unix. Therefore it moves copy to a different key in a similar way to Unix consoles like GNOME Terminal and MATE Terminal which use Shift+Ctrl+C for copy despite Ctrl+C being the standard for other applications.


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