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From: guido at (Guido van Rossum)
Date: 29 Apr 1999 09:08:51 -0400
Subject: IDLE !
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Marc Saric <saric at> writes:
> Some things I would like to see in an updated version:
> Cursor-up-and-down-history in the command shell, like in PTUI.
It's there, try ESC-p and ESC-n. You can also do something like
>>> pr
and then ESC-p will retrieve the previous command starting with 'pr'.
Also, you can move the cursor to a previous command and simply hit
Return; this will move it to the bottom for further editing or you can
hit Return again to execute it.
> Some key-bindings seem to be problematic (at least with a german
> keyboard; you cant press "CTRL+ [" for indentation for example).
I admit that the key bindings are not ideal; there seems to be no
universally accepted set of bindings. In a future version, you will
be able to customize your key bindings more easily; right now, editing
the keydefs file is your only resort.
(If someone is willing to put some effort in coding up this feature,
it would be greatly appreciated!)
> On Unix (SuSE 6.0 to be exact) I can't manage to get proper
> Windows-style copy and paste (CTRL+C, CTRL+V) (I don' like the
> Unix-key-bindungs, and therefore changed that to the
> windows-settings).
How exactly did you change to the windows-settings? Is it ^C or ^V
that doesn't work? (You can verify this using the Edit menu.) ^V is
a Tk default binding for scroll-down; ^C is an IDLE binding in the
Shell window for interrupt; either might cause you problems (I haven't
tried this myself).
> Maybe it's just me who is too stupid, and someone may help me...
No, and yes...
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