IDLE issues ... 2.7.5 & 3.3.2

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IDLE issues ... 2.7.5 & 3.3.2

Postby stubzpub » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:51 am

Ok, I'm relatively new to Linux and Python ...
Linux Petra Mint 16 Cinnamon appears to have 3 versions of python, 2.5, 2.7, 3.3, I think

That's really not an issue at the moment, but I've also installed IDLE 2.7.5 + 3.3.2 and it's causing me grief ...
In 2.7, it's leaves windows open I can't close, even trying to Kill from the command prompt doesn't seem to do it.
In 3.3, I test code and it'll do nothing ? restart, >>>, that's it ...
I'll copy and paste code, that's supposed to work and it just gives me a restart and a prompt.

Is there issues that I'm just not aware of going on ?

This is getting frustrating, because I know I might not I'm doing things right to being with,
but when the software appears to be playing games with you, it's even more irritating ...
Or am I just losing it ¿
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Re: IDLE issues ... 2.7.5 & 3.3.2

Postby stranac » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:41 am

Don't really know about issues like that, but IDLE sucks in general.
I suggest you get a decent editor/IDE instead.
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Re: IDLE issues ... 2.7.5 & 3.3.2

Postby stubzpub » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:15 am

thanx, I'm coming to that conclusion myself ...
It was mentioned in one the first tutorials read
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Re: IDLE issues ... 2.7.5 & 3.3.2

Postby micseydel » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:53 am

I use IDLE sometimes as a quick interactive shell (not for developing large programs). I've found that bpython is often nicer for this (it's similar to IPython) but it's not a GUI and sometimes that gets to me. If you want to do serious app development, you can use Sublime Text, pycharm, or whatever else.

If you do want IDLE to work, we can help with that. If you don't that's ok too. The first step toward helping you would be for you to find the IDLE source code, which on my system is at /usr/bin/idle-python2.7 and the contents of the file are
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#! /usr/bin/python2.7

from idlelib.PyShell import main
if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()

If your system is configured similar to mine you can run the following in a regular operating system shell (at a $)
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python `which idle-python2.7`

Any problems that occur will probably spit out error messages in the terminal.
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