[Tutor] Python 2.4 IDLE Windows 2000

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Dec 3 09:01:10 CET 2004

> >Yowza; that's some bug.  Danny, do you happen to know the bug number?
> >I can't find it on sourceforge.
> It's been like that since 2.3 as far as I know. It generates a
> connection to localhost to run code in a separate environment.

Hi Mike,

I wish I knew what the problem was in better detail.  IDLE is a
part of the Standard Library, so it's actually possible to try turning on
individual pieces of it, one after the other.  Maybe that will help us
debug what's going on.

Start up your console version of Python, and try:

>>> import idlelib.PyShell
>>> idlelib.PyShell.main()

That should start IDLE up manually, and if anything bad happens, at least
we should see some errors pop up that will help us debug the situation.
Let's make sure this doesn't fail quietly.  *grin*

Good luck to you!

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