IDLE: A cornicopia of mediocrity and obfuscation.

Robert sigzero at
Tue Feb 1 13:21:05 EST 2011

On 2011-02-01 00:13:06 -0500, rantingrick said:

> On Jan 31, 4:17 pm, Kevin Walzer <k... at> wrote:
> Yes. IDLE is first and foremost a tool to get work done. However we
> should not ignore the fact that IDLE could also be a great learning
> resource for Tkinter GUI's and other subjects. Why not clean up the
> code base? We could start small. First, move the custom widgets like
> textView, Tabbedpages, FindDialog, ReplaceDialog, and TreeWidget into
> the lib-tk for others to use more freely. Then we can modify the
> "event robbers" CallTips, ParenMatch, and ColorDelegator. Just small
> steps Kevin. It all starts with babysteps. At least we would be doing
> something. Currently we are sitting around waiting for a miracle to
> happen, and problems are solved by methods, not miracles!
> Well some changes and improvements can be made to the UI as well.

Fork it and do it!


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