Can't start IDLE
Guido van Rossum
guido at cnri.reston.va.us
Tue Nov 2 20:51:13 EST 1999
Nick Collier <nick at src.uchicago.edu> writes:
> On winNT sp3 I get the following message when I do a "python idle.py"
> from the command line:
> C:\Program Files\Python\Tools\idle>python idle.py
> Traceback (innermost last):
> File "idle.py", line 3, in ?
> File "PyShell.py", line 612, in main
> File "EditorWindow.py", line 606, in fixwordbreaks
> tk.call('tcl_wordBreakAfter', 'a b', 0) # make sure word.tcl is
> TclError: invalid command name "tcl_wordBreakAfter"
> I looked around deja.com and found one other person with the same
> problem, but no response so I'm asking here.
Could it be that you have an older (or newer) Tcl version installed?
Python (for now, until I upgrade the _tkinter module) requires Tcl/Tk
8.0.5 -- which is the version that comes with the Python 1.5.2 for
Try to erase all traces of other Tcl installs and reinstall Python and
see if that works.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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