[Python-Dev] IDLE in the stdlib

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Mar 21 19:13:00 CET 2013

On Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:57:54 -0700
Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2013, at 12:38 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> > Right.  Ultimately, I think IDLE should be a separate project entirely, but I
> > guess there's push back against that too.
> The most important feature of IDLE is that it ships with the standard library.
> Everyone who clicks on the Windows MSI on the python.org webpage
> automatically has IDLE.   That is why I frequently teach Python with IDLE.
> If this thread results in IDLE being ripped out of the standard distribution,
> then I would likely never use it again.

Which says a lot about its usefulness, if the only reason you use it is
that it's bundled with the standard distribution.



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