Python 3 is killing Python

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jul 17 22:37:31 CEST 2014

On 17/07/2014 20:22, Emile van Sebille wrote:
> On 7/17/2014 11:15 AM, Rick Johnson wrote:
>> Sadly, all of my calls to improve IDLE have been meet with
>> rebukes about me "whining". The "powers that be" would wise
>> to *UTILIZE* and *ENCOURAGE* my participation instead of
>> *IGNORING* valuable talent and *IMPEDING* the expansion of
>> this "private boys club".
> I imagine those that would be in a position to improve idle don't see
> the point of it.  IMO, idle was never intended as a production
> development editor but more as an extensive example of gui programming
> with python.  Yes, you _can_ use it to edit, and there are nice python
> hooks, but I doubt that anyone with the skills to enhance idle actually
> uses idle.
> You-can-also-program-using-notepad-eeew-ly y'rs,
> Emile

Some of the top core developers teach classes using IDLE as it's the 
only tool guaranteed to be available on all the major platforms.  You 
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My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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