[Python-ideas] Have REPL print less by default
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Apr 19 17:37:14 EDT 2016
On 4/19/2016 5:35 AM, Koos Zevenhoven wrote:
> I was once a basic user, but I still have no idea what "IDLE" is. Does
> it come with python?
Yes, unless explicitly omitted either in packaging or installation.
(Some redistributors might put it with a separate
tkinter/tix/idle/turtle/turtledemo package. The windows installer has a
box that can be unchecked.)
> I have tried
> $ idle
This and idle3 works on some but not all systems.
> $ python -m idle
python -m idlelib (or idlelib.idle -- required in 2.x)
> $ python -m IDLE
> $ python --idle
> To be honest, I do remember seeing a shortcut to IDLE in one of my
> Windows python installations,
Right. Once run, the IDLE icon can be pinned to the taskbar.
> and I've seen it come up in discussions.
> However, it does not seem to me that IDLE is something that beginners
> would know to turn to.
Yet many do, perhaps because instructors and books suggest it and tell
how to start it up.
Terry Jan Reedy
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