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

Timothy Johnson tandrewjohnson at outlook.com
Thu Aug 6 17:35:24 CEST 2015

On 8/5/2015 9:06 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> There have been discussions, such as today on Idle-sig , about who uses
> Idle and who we should design it for.  If you use Idle in any way, or
> know of or teach classes using Idle, please answer as many of the
> questions below as you are willing, and as are appropriate
> Private answers are welcome. They will be deleted as soon as they are
> tallied (without names).
> I realized that this list is a biased sample of the universe of people
> who have studied Python at least, say, a month.  But biased data should
> be better than my current vague impressions.
> 0. Classes where Idle is used:
> Where?
> Level?
> Idle users:
> 1. Are you
> grade school (1=12)?
> undergraduate (Freshman-Senior)?
> post-graduate (from whatever)?
New freshman (starting college this fall)
> 2. Are you
> beginner (1st class, maybe 2nd depending on intensity of first)?
> post-beginner?
Post-beginner (I'd call myself intermediate, but not expert)
> 3. With respect to programming, are you
> amateur (unpaid)
> professional (paid for programming)
Amateur and programming just for convenience and fun (like Sibylle)

PS: I actually don't use Idle very often, except to solve Project Euler 
problems because it works well for that. Most of the time I use PyDev 
and Notepad++ to edit Python code, but if more features were added to 
Idle I would consider using it more.

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