Unix programmers and Idle

Dave Angel davea at dejaviewphoto.com
Tue Mar 31 04:47:24 CEST 2009

See   http://docs.python.org/library/idle.html  and search for command line

According to that page (for Python 2.6.1), you can set those parameters 
on the command line that starts IDLE itself.

I haven't tried it yet, as I'm using Komodo.

Dale Amon wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 08:11:10PM -0500, Dave Angel wrote:
>> I don't know what Idle has to do with it.  sys.args contains the command  
>> line arguments used to start a script.
>> Dale Amon wrote:
>>> I wonder if someone could point me at documentation on how to debug 
>>> some of the standard Unix type things
>>> in Idle. I cannot seem to figure out how to set my
>>> argument line for the program I am debugging in an Idle
>>> window. for example:
>>> 	vlmdeckcheck.py --strict --debug file.dat
>>> There must be a way to tell it what the command line args
>>> are for the test run but I can't find it so far.
> The line above represent what I want to emulate within idle.
> If you run idle, select File->Open; then select the program name
> as above to open; select Debug->Debugger; then start the program
> with F5... which is lovely but I cannot find a way to tell idle
> what the args are.
> idle is really nice but I am stuck doing my debugging in pdb
> because of this.

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