trying idle

Mark H Harris harrismh777 at
Fri Oct 10 10:08:13 CEST 2014

On 10/9/14 1:52 AM, Rustom Mody wrote:
 > Been using emacs for over 20 years and teaching python for 10.
 > And getting fed up that my audience looks at me like Rip van Winkle
 > each time I start up emacs...


 > So trying out Idle...

    Good for you! ... and even better for your students. IDLE is 
fabulous as a native python interactive development environment these 
days. It really works well, is clean and does what it advertises; its 
very nice!

 > Some specific and some general questions:
 > My audience consists of people having linux and windows and macbooks.
 > Does Idle run on all these?

    Absolutely. The ONLY problem you might run into on the (macs) apple 
systems is that tcl/tk tkinter might be at the wrong level. Use ActiveTCL:

   Depending on the apple system the wrong (built-in tcl/tk tkinter) 
will cause problems. If you ActiveTCL you'll have no problem. Just point 
your students at the appropriate pages.


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