Is there a "reset" in Idle?

Michael Hudson mwh at
Mon Oct 14 13:38:03 CEST 2002

Dale Strickland-Clark <dale at> writes:

> Michael Hudson <mwh at> wrote:
> >A couple of points: 
> >
> >  1) what shortcomings are these?
> Only a few but critical to the re-usability of the debugging
> environment. I don't remember the technical details but I'm sure
> Google will find the issues if you're really interested.

This is a bit vague for formulating a google query.

> >The only people paid to work on Python are at PythonLabs, who are paid
> >by ZC, who in turn probably don't have an overriding interest in
> >interactive debugging.  Everyone else works on Python because it's fun
> >and to scratch an itch, basically.  If you try to make us do what you
> >want rather than what we want, we stop.
> I'm aware of this. However, surely some of the enjoyment comes from
> knowing others are using your efforts?


> Can you imagine the boost Python would get in the programming
> comminity if a killer IDE appeared on the scene?

Not really; I like emacs :)

> >OTOH, if you can come up with concrete suggestions, I'm all ears.
> Suggestion: Address the problem in Python that prevents IDEs from
> reloading modules and re-using a debuggin environment.

Um, this isn't what I meant by "conrete" :)

Pretend you're explaining things to an idiot, please!


  Q: Isn't it okay to just read Slashdot for the links?
  A: No. Reading Slashdot for the links is like having "just one hit"
     off the crack pipe.

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