IDLE--what are your experiences with it?

Gabriel Cooper gabriel.cooper at
Fri Oct 22 17:59:04 CEST 2004

Kevin Walzer wrote:

> I'm looking for other peoples' viewpoints about their experiences with
> IDLE as an editor--what are its good points? What are its limitations?
> Any advice/insight is appreciated.

When I was in windows I used Idle more often, it was just as easy to 
pull up idle as it was a command line. However even then I ended up 
using command line python more often than Idle since I was running my 
own apps from the command line. Now that I'm on linux I never use Idle. 
And either way, I only ever used the command line interpreter (or Idle) 
to verify syntax before putting it into my code.


"Hm... I don't recall... is the four-year date in datetime %Y or %y?"

So I'll pull up python, get my answer, close python, continue on in my 
"real" editor.


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