subprocess startup error

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Fri Feb 26 09:57:09 EST 2016


On 2/26/2016 6:49 AM, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
> On 26 February 2016 at 13:30, Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
>> Shweta Dinnimani wrote:
>>> i saved my file as string.py since than i'm facing this error
>>
>> Rename that file to something that does not clash with the module names in
>> the standard library, mystring.py for example, and IDLE should work again.
>
> It's ridiculous that it's this easy to accidentally crash IDLE and the
> Python shell.

I don't think there's a way to protect against it -- how could you work 
on string.py otherwise?

Emile





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