IDLE: A cornicopia of mediocrity and obfuscation.

Corey Richardson kb1pkl at
Wed Feb 2 01:46:02 CET 2011

On 02/01/2011 07:42 PM, Robert wrote:
> On 2011-02-01 10:54:26 -0500, Terry Reedy said:
>> On 2/1/2011 12:13 AM, rantingrick wrote:
>>> On Jan 31, 4:17 pm, Kevin Walzer<k... at>  wrote:
>>>> Rick,
>>> 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.
>> Perhaps, after the repository moves from svn to hg, some 'we' will.
>> Maybe by then, you will have had your fun and be ready to work. Maybe
>> Kevin would help a bit.
> If he does not, I think I might. Is there a timeline for the move?

I would help with such a project as well, given the opportunity.

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