IDLE: A cornicopia of mediocrity and obfuscation.

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Wed Feb 2 04:35:40 CET 2011


On Jan 31, 9:39 am, rantingrick <rantingr... at gmail.com> wrote:
> IDLE: cornucopia
 ...
> These are just the top of the list. The peak of a huge iceberg that
> threatens to sink the community in the arms of chaos never to return.

That being said, I've taught a lot of people Python using IDLE.
It's a surprisingly productive environment and has a near-zero
learning curve.

> I am beginning to believe that this community is either made of
> amateurs due to this lackluster code in the stdlib. However it could
> be that the folks are really professional and refuse to work on such a
> horrible code base (which i understand). I am going with the latter.

Patches are welcome :-)



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