Author cben
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Date 2010-03-16.17:21:47
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Editing a block of code from inside the config dialog (and storing it in the config file?) seems a bad idea because you lose all the power of the normal IDLE editor.

Instead, you should edit the startup code in the editor, save it to a file and point the IDLESTARTUP or PYTHONSTARTUP environment variable to it (http://docs.python.org/library/idle.html#startup).

[Unfortunately, these envvars currently don't work after restart; http://bugs.python.org/issue5233 has patches to fix that.]

What does make sense is having a way to set the startup file from the  config dialog, instead of environment variables.  I suspect nobody cares enough to implement this if you don't.
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