[Tutor] IDLE

Mats Wichmann mats at wichmann.us
Fri Dec 29 15:53:57 EST 2017

On 12/29/2017 11:28 AM, Alan Gauld via Tutor wrote:
> On 29/12/17 16:43, Jay Kelman wrote:
>> I downloaded Python and when I look at IDLE it tells me to update TCL. 
> Are you using a Mac by any chance? I seem to recall this used to
> be  a common issue with MacOS. If you google for "IDLE MacOS
> Tcl" you should find several links telling you how to fix it.
> If not a Mac then I'm stumped it should all work fine.

This Mac issue is definitely still current - yes there is information to
solve it, but people are having constant problems getting it to not
complain, we get an orgoing stream of these over at the python.org
webmaster alias, which isn't even supposed to be for Python problems. It
seems what is on the web about this isn't simple enough, complete
enough, or whatever.

Just a note: it's not certain that you will ever hit the problems, and
if you do, you certainly don't have to use IDLE to be happy and
productive with Python. IDLE != Python.  There are many many other
editors/development environments that can be used.  A bunch are listed
on the Python wiki:


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