Keeping the Console Open with IDLE

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Jul 15 18:40:47 CEST 2012

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 2:19 AM, Rick Johnson
<rantingrickjohnson at> wrote:
> On Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:57:00 AM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:35 AM,  <rantingrickjohnson at> wrote:
>> > Besides, you can skip most of those steps by Shift+RightClicking
>> > the file icon and choosing "Open Command Window Here".
>> That's not standard. Me, I can invoke git bash anywhere I want it, but
>> that doesn't mean I'd recommend installing git just so that people can
>> get command lines with less steps.
> I don't understand Chris? It's obvious that the OP is on a windows box; for which no installation is required.

I have here a Windows XP system (shh, it doesn't know there's Linux
between it and the hardware) which has no such context-menu item. Ergo
it is not standard and cannot be assumed to be on the target computer,
and installation IS required.

> And, what is so egregious about "less steps"(sic)? Do you prefer to be unproductive? Did you forget the lazy programmers creed? Is your employer paying you by the hour? ...all good questions.

And if you're going to quibble about "fewer steps" then you should
probably have an apostrophe in "lazy programmers' creed". Just sayin'.


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