This issue tracker has been migrated to GitHub, and is currently read-only.
For more information, see the GitHub FAQs in the Python's Developer Guide.

Author terry.reedy
Recipients Al.Sweigart, markroseman, ncoghlan, ned.deily, python-dev, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy
Date 2016-06-03.22:33:16
SpamBayes Score -1.0
Marked as misclassified Yes
Message-id <>
I saw the review comment about adding lines.

I do not have 8.4 either, but I get the point: the startup version check does not not guard the unittests.  After test.text_idle imports unittest and tkinter (as tk) (line 6), I will add

if tk.TkVersion < 8.5:
    raise unittest.SkipTest("IDLE requires tk 8.5 or later.")

I will add a 'private API' and version-required notice to idlelib.idle_test.__init__.  I will add version required to the notice already in idlelib.__init__.

For similar reasons, the proposed interface module (#27162) would also need an explicit check.  (Note added there.)
Date User Action Args
2016-06-03 22:33:16terry.reedysetrecipients: + terry.reedy, ncoghlan, ned.deily, markroseman, python-dev, Al.Sweigart, serhiy.storchaka
2016-06-03 22:33:16terry.reedysetmessageid: <>
2016-06-03 22:33:16terry.reedylinkissue24759 messages
2016-06-03 22:33:16terry.reedycreate