[Python-Dev] IDLE in the stdlib
solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Mar 22 10:48:46 CET 2013
Le Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:38:41 +0100,
Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> a écrit :
> Am 21.03.2013 19:13, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> > 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.
> Just like a lot of the stdlib, it *gets* a lot of usefulness from
> being a battery. But just because there are better/more
> comprehensive/prettier replacements out there is not reason enough to
> remove standard libraries.
That's a good point. I guess it's difficult for me to think of IDLE as
an actual library.
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