[Python-Dev] IDLE in the stdlib

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Mar 22 01:26:59 CET 2013

On 3/21/2013 5:19 PM, Mark Janssen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu
> <mailto:tjreedy at udel.edu>> wrote:

> I might be jumping in late here, but...

Not at all. Thank you for the enlightening post.

> The *only* thing I find "ugly" about it is that it doesn't have a
> white-on-black color scheme.


The wonderful thing about computers is the possibility of customizing to 
taste. The think I do not like about .pdf is the motivation to 'control 
the user experience'.

> Look at any hacker console and you won't
> find a white screen.  Otherwise its fine.  Fixing that issue is simple,
> I can upload my color scheme if anyone wants.

If you want, open an IDLE enhancement issue "IDLE: add alternate 
high-light schemes", select Componemts: IDLE, and attach your 'Console' 
scheme. Many skinnable apps either have a place for users to share their 
custom skins or come with alternatives builtin. There might be other 
emulation schemes worth adding.

Terry Jan Reedy

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