Author taleinat
Recipients ajaksu2, gpolo, kbk, roger.serwy, serhiy.storchaka, taleinat, terry.reedy
Date 2014-02-12.11:18:16
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Indeed, expanding very long texts still degrades the performance of IDLE. But the user has to explicitly expand the text (by double-clicking the button) and can easily squeeze the text again.

As for your suggestion to show just the first several lines and a "more..." button, that would be a significantly more complex solution. It is already easy to preview the squeezed text, either by launching an external viewer or by copying the text to the clipboard.

Yes, a user could still get large amount of text in the shell by expanding large squeezed text. In other words, a user can still shoot himself in the foot; but now he'd have to purposefully aim the shotgun at his foot first.
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