IDLE comments

Jason Gervich gervich at
Sat Jun 20 02:55:04 EDT 2009

Thanks, Chris. The best (and only) explanation I've heard so far. AS for
as editing the source code, that's beyond my gnubyness. I thought there
might be an easily accessible configuration file, but for the time I'll
use it as is. 

I do wonder why in all these forum discussions about which Python editor
to use, IDLE is seldom mentioned. Perhaps the Curse of the Gnuby lies
upon it!  

Thanks for the quick response.

Jason Gervich
Santa Cruz, CA

On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 20:51 -0700, Chris Rebert wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Jason Gervich<gervich at> wrote:
> > Why does IDLE use two hash marks for comments (##)? Most other editors
> > (Geany, SPE) use a single hash mark (#) to designate comments.
> I would guess to distinguish its (usually block) comments from
> manually-added (usually explanatory) comments, but this is just
> conjecture.
> > How does one change IDLE to use just a single (#) hash mark for comments?
> Edit its source code? The GUI doesn't appear to expose any option for it.
> Cheers,
> Chris
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