Who uses IDLE -- please answer if you ever do, know, or teach

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Aug 7 00:58:40 CEST 2015


On 8/5/2015 9:21 PM, Rustom Mody wrote:

> I used idle to teach a 2nd year engineering course last sem
> It was a more pleasant experience than I expected
> One feature that would help teachers:
> It would be nice to (have setting to) auto-save the interaction window
> [Yeah I tried to see if I could do it by hand but could not find where]
> Useful for giving as handouts of the class
> So students rest easy and dont need to take 'literal' notes of the session

To prevent this idea from getting lost, I added "A follow-on issue would 
be to have an option to prompt to save (as with editor windows) or 
autosave when closing the shell.  A default path might be 
.idlerc/shellsave.txt." to
https://bugs.python.org/issue21937
and a reference in my personal list.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy



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