using PyShell, or other shells?

André andre.roberge at
Wed Mar 8 22:46:26 CET 2006

John Salerno wrote:
> I'm interested in trying out shells other than IDLE, and I found
> PyShell, but I'm not sure how to get it exactly. Is there a way to get
> it without installing wxPython, or is it a part of it? I can't find much
> reference to it in any of the manuals at (except for a
> brief description of what it is, but not *where* it is or how to use it).

PyShell is, as far as I know, now included only as part of wxPython.
wxPython includes other little apps that embed PyShell in them.

If you do download wxPython to use Pyshell, you may want to download
Lightning Compiler, a little app I wrote that embeds PyShell. It can be
found at
under "lightning".  Others have found it useful :-)


> Thanks. And if there are other shells that are newer/better, I'd
> appreciate a recommendation.

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