Author zbysz
Recipients bethard, georg.brandl, terry.reedy, zbysz
Date 2012-01-07.09:34:22
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> I am not setting columns, so that might be the important difference.
Yeah, the whole example with IDLE is moot: argparse only checks
$COLUMNS and defaults to 80, so if COLUMNS is not set, you are only
checking if the code works with 80 columns.

Please try my commandline example or set os.environ['COLUMNS'] = 15.
I get the exception in IDLE too.
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