subprocess startup error

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Feb 26 10:47:16 EST 2016

On 26/02/2016 15:08, Wolfgang Maier wrote:
> On 26.02.2016 15:57, Emile van Sebille wrote:
>> On 2/26/2016 6:49 AM, Oscar Benjamin wrote:
>>> On 26 February 2016 at 13:30, Peter Otten <__peter__ at> wrote:
>>>> Shweta Dinnimani wrote:
>>>>> i saved my file as since than i'm facing this error
>>>> Rename that file to something that does not clash with the module
>>>> names in
>>>> the standard library, 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 otherwise?
> Emitting a warning message in such situations is being discussed in
> though it is not a very lively
> discussion.

Thanks for the link.  I knew that I remembered a discussion about this 
but frustratingly couldn't find it for myself :(

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what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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