[Pythonmac-SIG] Python IDE 2.3.2 problems

Just van Rossum just at letterror.com
Thu Nov 18 22:28:03 CET 2004

Jack Jansen wrote:

> On 18-nov-04, at 15:24, Feat wrote:
> > 1. Even the simplest code won't work in the IDE if I don't check
> > the "Run as __main__" option, else it wouldn't find the
> > interpreter, displaying an alert: "can't find command line Python",
> > although there's a "Python interactive" window that behaves as
> > expected. How do I patch the program so it searches /usr/local/bin/
> > to find either the python interpreter -- or the pythonw
> > interpreter, which I actually want to use?
> This I don't understand. If you don't check the "Run with commandline 
> Python" it should run in the IDE internally.
> > 2. When I need to run a program that should use the "Tkinter"
> > module (I'm running Tickle 8.4.4) I can only briefly see the
> > widgets I've created -- then the IDE, and my application as well,
> > vanish, quit with no alert, no warning, no nothing... However, when
> > I use the Python Launcher (v2.3 by Jack Jansen) to launch that very
> > same program, everything works okay. What's wrong with my
> > installation?
> This is an intrinsic shortcoming of the IDE.

Actually, I would think that the "Run with commandline Python" option
was designed to work around that shortcoming...


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