[Tutor] Help Needed
kent37 at tds.net
Wed Oct 5 12:29:19 CEST 2005
Steve Haley wrote:
> When I am in Python Shell of the IDLE GUI, when I click Edit/Run Script,
> I am getting a dialog box that is titled “Not saved” and states “The
> buffer for Python shell is not saved. Please save it first.” With an
> “OK” button that just takes me back to the Shell window. I am going
> through a book (which suggests this resource as a good place to ask
> questions) and Edit/Run Script was working just fine the other day.
This sounds kind of strange. I don't see an Edit / Run Script menu in IDLE for Python 2.3 or 2.4. I have a Run / Run Module command that is only available in the edit windows, not in the shell.
What version of Python are you using? Maybe you have a version with this menu. Normally you don't run directly from the shell window, it is for typing in commands interactively. You should open a new window and do your editing there.
Danny Yoo has a good introduction to IDLE here:
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