IDLE not setting current directory in its path

gujax rjngrj2010 at
Fri Feb 3 10:23:36 EST 2012

On Jan 31, 6:12 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at> wrote:
> On 1/31/2012 11:27 AM,gujaxwrote:
> > Thanks Terry,
> > I see that the issue has been closed by you.
> > However, I do not know how to run the patch on my Windows. Do I
> > reinstall IDLE?
> > Please suggest. I am using Python2.7
Hi Terry,
I changed the two files as suggested in your patch and it worked.
Thank you,

> Choices:
> 1. Wait for the next 2.7 release, which should be within a month.
> Easiest ;-). Will get you all other patches too.
> 2. Edit the files by hand, deleting lines marked - in the patch and
> adding lines marked +. Or change lines so they match the + lines.
> Harder, but you get the one change now instead of later.
> 3. Download and install TortoiseHG, turn your python installation (or
> just the idlelib directory) into a repository, apply the patch (or an
> edited version thereof), and perhaps delete the repository stuff. I
> would only do this if you want to learn to use (Tortoise)HG anyway,
> perhaps so you can apply other patches too, without waiting.
> --
> Terry Jan Reedy

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