Is there a "reset" in Idle?

GerritM gmuller at
Fri Oct 11 21:39:10 CEST 2002

"Alex Martelli" <aleax at> schreef in bericht
news:UpFp9.35047$Fz.1010683 at
> Dale Strickland-Clark wrote:
>         ...
> > If I had any influence in the development of Python as a whole, I'd
> > urge the developers to divert their attention away from sexy new
> > language features and concentrate for a couple of releases on
> > addressing shotcomings that shag the IDEs.
> I don't think there are any.  As long as the IDE runs the Python
> application being debugged in a separate process (a pretty obvious
> need -- pity that neither IDLE nor PythonWin do that), what would
> those shortcomings be?
> Alex
As far as I am concerned this is the only catch I have repeatedly hit.
Changing one of the imported modules and not reloading it. Feedback from
potential converts indicate that they hit this catch early in the learning
curve, with the danger of preempting their conversion.

I assume that hitting CTRL-F5 for every changed file in IDLE has the effect
of reloading. If that is the case then I have to train myself
to hit CTRL-S followed by CTRL-F5 after each module change. I think that the
VPython IDLE does an automatic save with CTRL-F5, which I experience as
desired behavior.

regards Gerrit

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