Clickable hyperlinks

Deborah Swanson python at
Tue Jan 3 18:32:04 EST 2017

Grant Edwards wrote, on January 03, 2017 3:13 PM
> On 2017-01-03, Deborah Swanson <python at> wrote:
> > I'm sorry, I should have said a GUI console because I 
> wouldn't expect 
> > a text-based console to produce clickable links.
> What's a "GUI console"?
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The GUI consoles I have are in Pycharm, the IDLE that comes with
Anaconda, and Spyder. PyCharm and IDLE both ask for internet access when
I open them, so they're capable of opening links, but whether that means
their output space is capable of handling clickable links I don't know.

I do know printing a full url with the %s specifier or entering a url
and clicking enter just gives you the plain text url. Obviously, not all
GUI consoles are enabled recognize and make clickable links from
correctly formatted urls.

I was hoping there was some functionality in python to make clickable
links. Could be a package, if the core language doesn't have it.

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