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Author petr.viktorin
Recipients gpolo, kbk, petr.viktorin, roger.serwy, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, wysaard
Date 2016-04-11.09:56:33
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I can reproduce this with Python 2.7.11 and somewhat recent build from hg default (3.6.0a0) on Fedora 23.
Putting these lines in my personal config-main.cfg solves this::

    font= courier

idlelib/config-main.def has a different default::

    font= TkFixedFont

Putting that value in my personal config-main.cfg makes the bug manifest itself again.
With "nonexistent-font-name-7202125ed0a", the bug does not appear.
With an existing font, "DejaVu Sans Mono", the bug does not appear.

I hacked the code to get the values used in the line, ``, cmd)) + self._options(cnf))``. For TkFixedFont (the buggy case), they are::

    self._w: '.139719100555208.139719021773312.139719021373632.139719021374064.139719021375144.13971902101484
    cmd: 'configure'
    cnf: {'font': ('dejavu sans mono', '', 'normal')}
    _flatten((self._w, cmd)): ('.139719100555208.139719021773312.139719021373632.139719021374064.139719021375144.1397190210148
40.139719021045736.139719021045880', 'configure')
    self._options(cnf): ('-font', u'{dejavu sans mono} {} normal')

For the good case ("courier" font):

    cmd: 'configure'
    cnf: {'font': ('courier', '10', 'normal')}
    _flatten((self._w, cmd)): ('.140181531287496.140181452501216.140181451999568.140181451999712.140181452055904.140181451660176.140181451660464', 'configure')
    self._options(cnf):  ('-font', u'courier 10 normal')

The difference is indeed that it's getting an empty string for the font size.
This happens even if "font-size= 10" is explicitly in the config file.

At this point I'm not sure how to investigate further. Could someone more familiar with Tk look at the issue? I'll be happy to provide more information. (Hopefully notifications reach my inbox.)
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