Can't start IDLE

Nick Collier nick at src.uchicago.edu
Wed Nov 3 21:38:42 CET 1999


It looks like this is the problem. Unfortunately, some other software
I've got installed relies on other versions of tcl, so I'll have to run
emacs as my python editor for now. Saw IDLE at the talk you gave at the
Univ. of Chicago last week and wanted to give it a try. I enjoyed the
talk and thanks for coming.

Nick

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> 
> 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 ?
> >     PyShell.main()
> >   File "PyShell.py", line 612, in main
> >     fixwordbreaks(root)
> >   File "EditorWindow.py", line 606, in fixwordbreaks
> >     tk.call('tcl_wordBreakAfter', 'a b', 0) # make sure word.tcl is
> > loaded
> > 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
> Windows installer.
> 
> 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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Nick Collier
nick at src.uchicago.edu
Social Science Research Computing
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637




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