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Title: IDLE 3.5.2 crashes when typing ^ on keyboard
Type: crash Stage: resolved
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.5
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: IDLE crashes when I press ^ caret key
View: 24170
Assigned To: Nosy List: Grégoire Cutzach, ned.deily, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2016-08-19 19:53 by Grégoire Cutzach, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg273155 - (view) Author: Grégoire Cutzach (Grégoire Cutzach) Date: 2016-08-19 19:53
When typing ^ (CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT Unicode: U+005E, UTF-8: 5E) on azerty Keyboard, IDLE quits/crashes.
Encountered on a mac running OS X 10.11.6
msg273156 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-08-19 19:55
You are almost certainly seeing a crash due to a critical bug in the Apple-supplied version of Tk 8.5 on OS X systems up through at least OS X 10.11.  See here for more information:

The solution is to use a Python that links with a more, up-to-date third-party version of Tcl and Tk, such as Pythons from OS X installers and current versions of ActiveTcl from ActiveState:
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:35adminsetgithub: 71991
2017-09-15 12:51:43terry.reedysetassignee: terry.reedy ->
superseder: IDLE crashes when I press ^ caret key
resolution: third party -> duplicate
2016-08-19 19:55:13ned.deilysetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + ned.deily
messages: + msg273156

resolution: third party
stage: resolved
2016-08-19 19:53:26Grégoire Cutzachcreate