Looking for an interpreter that does not request internet access

James Alan Farrell no_spam at no_spam.com
Fri Jun 29 02:05:02 CEST 2007


On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 20:41:59 -0500, Robert Kern
<robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:

>James Alan Farrell wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I recently installed new anti-virus software and was surprised the
>> next time I brought up IDLE, that it was accessing the internet.
>> 
>> I dislike software accessing the internet without telling me about it,
>> especially because of my slow dial up connection (there is no option
>> where I live), but also because I feel it unsafe.
>
>It is not accessing the internet. It is opening up a local socket connection to
>communicate with a separate (but still local!) process for the interactive
>interpreter.
>
>> Can anyone recommend an interpreter that does not access the internet
>> when it starts (or when it is running, unless I specifically write a
>> program that causes it to do so, so as a browser)?
>
>The regular interpreter works fine.

At the risk of sounding clueless, what is "the regular interpreter"?
I've now read several python books, and they all recommend IDLE.  

I've not yet tried unplugging the cable -- have other fish to fry at
the moment, but will try it.



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