Interactive vs IDLE

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at
Fri Nov 3 17:05:27 CET 2000

> In article <9IfM5.7596$Qz2.222789 at>, "Daniel Klein"
> <DanielK at> wrote:
> > Just curious, with the advent of IDLE, is there any reason whatsoever to
> > use the 'interactive' mode anymore?

Yes, interactive mode starts a lot faster than IDLE.
Also IDLE requires Tkinter support to be built in. 
Our site install of Python 1.5.1 on Unix for example
doesn't have that feature built in.

Also IDLE has a few little foibles, especially 
when dealing with Tkinter apps that make the 
command line version a safer place to work.

Alan G.

This post represents the views of the author 
and does not necessarily accurately represent 
the views of BT.

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