How do you develop in Python?

Chris Barker chrishbarker at
Fri Jun 8 21:38:20 CEST 2001

Gerrit Muller wrote:
> but I think that a more "cold" runscript
> command in IDLE, which imports/reloads anything again (and maybe clears the
> rest of the environment as well) would make IDLE even more accessible for
> this type of programmers.

Also the MacPython IDE, PythonWin, etc. I've been asking for this for a
while, but I think it's harder than it sounds for two reasons:

1) I don't think the Python Interpreter has any kind of "clear all"

2) All three of these IDEs (and others, I'm sure) use the same
interpreter to run the IDE as the program you are working on. If you
were to "clear all" you'de wipe out the IDE as well. I'd lke to see an
IDE that used a separate copy of the interpreter, but it would make
writting a debugger (and other introspective tools) a lot harder.


Christopher Barker,
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