[Tutor] Modules/Setup in 2.2 source package [and IDLE in Slackware]
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 12:01:25 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Rob McGee wrote:
> > I remember that on older versions of Python (1.52), I had to uncomment
> > sections of Modules/Setup when I wanted to get Tkinter working.
> I went through and uncommented what was appropriate for Tkinter. I got
> IDLE to start and thus confirmed that Tkinter was working. However,
> IDLE died with a segfault when I tried to close its help ("press F1")
Yikes! That's a serious problem; IDLE should never segfault that that.
You might want to see if the same thing happens with the IDLEfork version
and if the same crash occurs, this is something that needs to be reported
to the IDLE developers.
> An interesting thing to note: IDLE from 2.0.1 doesn't work with the 2.2
> interpreter. It crashed with a SyntaxError:
> import * is not allowed in function 'main' because it contains a
> nested function with free variables
Yes; this is a result of the new scoping rules that were introduced in
"""One side effect of the change is that the from module import * and exec
statements have been made illegal inside a function scope under certain
conditions. The Python reference manual has said all along that from
module import * is only legal at the top level of a module, but the
CPython interpreter has never enforced this before."""
They're enforcing it now. *grin*
Best of wishes!