Getting started with IDLE and Python - no highlighting and no execution

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Mon Aug 6 02:52:30 CEST 2012

On 06/08/2012 00:46, PeterSo wrote:
> I am just starting to learn Python, and I like to use the editor
> instead of the interactive shell. So I wrote the following little
> program in IDLE


I can't comment on IDLE as I've never used it, but you're doing yourself 
a big disservice if you don't use the interactive shell.  Trying code 
snippets at the interactive prompt is one of the big benefits of using 
Python, ignore it at your peril :)


Mark Lawrence.

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