[Python-Dev] IDLE in the stdlib

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Mar 21 13:34:24 CET 2013

On 3/20/2013 12:41 PM, Eli Bendersky wrote:
> Interesting writeup about PyCon 2013 young coder
> education:http://therealkatie.net/blog/2013/mar/19/pycon-2013-young-coders/
> Quote:
> "We used IDLE because it's already on Raspian's desktop. Personally, I
> like IDLE as a teaching tool. It's included in the standard library, it
> does tab completion and color coding, and it even has a text editor
> included so you don't have to start your class off by teaching everyone
> about paths.
> Too bad it's broke as hell."

A typical blog exaggeration, which is not a good basis for serious 
decision making. He continued "I believe my first contribution to the 
Python Standard Library will be fixes to IDLE. I really do like it that 
much. "

Terry Jan Reedy

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