Crawling Python

MK mark at
Fri Jun 18 20:00:52 CEST 1999

On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:02:39 -0400, "Tim Peters" <tim_one at> wrote:

>> PS. I have tried the same thing in DOS executable -- above does
>> not happen.

>Sure, and in return none of IDLE's history, undo/redo, searching, replacing,
>scrolling or editing cmds work in a DOS box either <wink>.

True, that's not what I meant, however -- whether it is Python or IDLE that
is affected by the problem. Since Python itself is OK, no problem.

Strangling IDLE continued:

in DOS box I tried

>>> s=''
>>> for i in range(10000):
...     s=s+`range(i,i+20)`

>>> len(s)

and everything is OK.

While the same loop in IDLE crashed it (I mean it hangs for some period, then it
stops responding and has to be killed).


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