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Author ned.deily
Recipients ned.deily, niacdoial, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2015-03-09.22:40:11
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Perhaps I misunderstand what you meant but "python -m module_name" is a documented Python 2 feature:

I think the failure to initialize when using -m idlelib after copying over from Python 3 is caused by IDLE2's reliance on buggy import behavior fixed by Issue7902.  In any case, applying 556b9bafdee8 from Python 3 seems to fix it.
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