the python shell window is already executing a command

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Sep 18 21:05:53 CEST 2014

On 9/18/2014 11:24 AM, Seymore4Head wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:50:56 -0400, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at>
> wrote:

>> My question was "How do you start Idle?"
>> (I can make a difference.)
> The way I start IDLE is to go to my programs folder and right click on
> in the directory and select "edit with IDLE".

A couple more questions; after you run the file once, is there a warning 
above the first >>> prompt?  If, after the program stop and you see a 
second >>> prompt and run
 >>> import sys; len(sys.modules), 'array' in sys.modules
what is the result?

If you run the program multiple times and get the error message, please 
cut and paste the whole message and the lines above, up to 10 or 15.

Terry Jan Reedy

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