Idle's Shell: prompts and indents (was ...) Idle users please read

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Jul 21 20:35:37 CEST 2014

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:30 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:
> It would be a lot of work for close to 0 gain. It could not work consistent
> without special-casing sys assignments.

The latter doesn't much matter (this is just a theory to help people
realize what they've done, not an actual preventative - it's like if
someone types "quit" and it comes back with a custom repr that tells
them about quit() or EOF), but the former is the important bit here.
Not a big deal, not worth a huge amount of effort.

At best, this is something to docket away as "here's another thing
that we could do if we had an equivalent for @property at
module-level", nothing more. (Because with that, it would be pretty


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