atexit handler in IDLE?

Mark Janssen dreamingforward at
Tue Jan 15 18:22:03 CET 2013

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:25 AM, Steve Spicklemire <steve at> wrote:
> I'm trying to get this program, which works on the command line, to run correctly in the IDLE environment:
> import atexit
> print "This is my program"
> def exit_func():
>     print "OK.. that's all folks!"
> atexit.register(exit_func)
> print "Program is ending..."

You know, I think I looked at this problem once.  It was rather
strange, but I think you need to create a tempfile, so that Python
knows that IDLE is running.   There's an item for this in IDLE's TODO
list.  I was going to implement it, which is fairly east, but never
got to it.


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