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Author terry.reedy
Recipients terry.reedy, xflr6
Date 2016-02-12.22:12:03
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You raised three issues.

1. If you run IDLE from a console (Command Prompt or Powershell) you will see the no-save cause.

C:\Users\Terry>py -m idlelib.idle
Exception in Tkinter callback
  File "C:\Programs\Python27\lib\idlelib\", line 433, in encode
    config_encoding = idleConf.GetOption("main","EditorWindow",
NameError: global name 'idleConf' is not defined

This a bug I introduced into 2.7.11 and have already fixed in the repository (hence 'out of date').  The line above is only executed when there are non-ascii chars, which is why saving worked before you added the non-ascii char.

To get the fix now, in your copy of, move the line

    from idlelib.configHandler import idleConf

in "def _io_binding" near the bottom of the file to the end of the imports near the top.  Remove the indent before saving.

2. #21140 is about making the default for mixed code and text files .txt instead of .py.

3. The insertion of /n into the Shell text widget when saving it seems like a bug.  I opened #26353 for this.
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