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Friends,
As I had written earlier, I am trying to learn Python.
I chose IDLE as an editor to learn Python.
Now I find that it is an online editor.
It is not possible for me to be always on online while learning.
Kindly suggest me a suitable editor (for Windows XP) which does not require
me to be on online.
Regards.
Aug 26 '06 #1
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JAG CHAN wrote:
Friends,
As I had written earlier, I am trying to learn Python.
I chose IDLE as an editor to learn Python.
Now I find that it is an online editor.
It is not possible for me to be always on online while learning.
Kindly suggest me a suitable editor (for Windows XP) which does not require
me to be on online.
Regards.
IDLE is not an online editor. If you would like to try another I can
suggest SciTE at http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/SciTEDownload.html

its a simple syntax editor with good support for Python.

Aug 26 '06 #2

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JAG CHAN:
As I had written earlier, I am trying to learn Python.
I chose IDLE as an editor to learn Python.
Now I find that it is an online editor.
It is not possible for me to be always on online while learning.
Kindly suggest me a suitable editor (for Windows XP) which does not require
me to be on online.
Maybe your firewall tells you that IDLE asks for access to the net, but
it's not an online sofware. You can use a different editor, like SPE,
or if you want to start with something simpler you can try
ActivePython, or probably it's even better a normal and very fast txt
editor with a python grammar for colorization, with a macro added to
run the script being edited.

Bye,
bearophile

Aug 26 '06 #3

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be************@lycos.com wrote in
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JAG CHAN:
>As I had written earlier, I am trying to learn Python.
I chose IDLE as an editor to learn Python.
Now I find that it is an online editor.
It is not possible for me to be always on online while learning.
Kindly suggest me a suitable editor (for Windows XP) which does not
require me to be on online.

Maybe your firewall tells you that IDLE asks for access to the net,
but it's not an online sofware. You can use a different editor, like
SPE, or if you want to start with something simpler you can try
ActivePython, or probably it's even better a normal and very fast txt
editor with a python grammar for colorization, with a macro added to
run the script being edited.

Bye,
bearophile
Thanks for your response.
You are right.
Whenever I try to open IDLE, my zone firewall tells me pythonw.exe is
trying to access the trusted zone.
Whenever I try to open new IDLE window I get the following message:
"IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection.Either IDLE can't start a
subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection."
I will be grateful if you kindly suggest a way out, then, I won't have to
install another editor.
Regards.
Aug 26 '06 #4

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JAG CHAN wrote:
Whenever I try to open IDLE, my zone firewall tells me pythonw.exe is
trying to access the trusted zone.
Whenever I try to open new IDLE window I get the following message:
"IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection.Either IDLE can't start a
subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection."
I will be grateful if you kindly suggest a way out, then, I won't have
to install another editor.
You need to configure your firewall to permit IDLE to make the connection.
Most firewall software when it warns you will give you the option of
permitting this:

e.g. Windows Firewall says "To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall
has blocked some features of this program. Do you want to keep blocking
this program?" with options "Keep Blocking", "Unblock", and "Ask me later".
All you have to do is click "Unblock" and IDLE will work.
Aug 26 '06 #5

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JAG CHAN wrote:
be************@lycos.com wrote in
news:11**********************@i42g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com:
>JAG CHAN:
>>As I had written earlier, I am trying to learn Python.
I chose IDLE as an editor to learn Python.
Now I find that it is an online editor.
It is not possible for me to be always on online while learning.
Kindly suggest me a suitable editor (for Windows XP) which does not
require me to be on online.
Maybe your firewall tells you that IDLE asks for access to the net,
but it's not an online sofware. You can use a different editor, like
SPE, or if you want to start with something simpler you can try
ActivePython, or probably it's even better a normal and very fast txt
editor with a python grammar for colorization, with a macro added to
run the script being edited.

Bye,
bearophile

Thanks for your response.
You are right.
Whenever I try to open IDLE, my zone firewall tells me pythonw.exe is
trying to access the trusted zone.
Whenever I try to open new IDLE window I get the following message:
"IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection.Either IDLE can't start a
subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection."
I will be grateful if you kindly suggest a way out, then, I won't have to
install another editor.
Regards.
Python uses what windows call "internal loopback device" wich is
monitored by the firewall. So yes, it's a firewall thing, not the editor
and you would get the same message using any editor...
I suggest AcitvePython - easy, free, and comes with all the windows
specific modules and extensions...
Aug 26 '06 #6

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Duncan Booth wrote:
JAG CHAN wrote:
Whenever I try to open IDLE, my zone firewall tells me pythonw.exe is
trying to access the trusted zone.
Whenever I try to open new IDLE window I get the following message:
"IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection.Either IDLE can't start a
subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection."
I will be grateful if you kindly suggest a way out, then, I won't have
to install another editor.

You need to configure your firewall to permit IDLE to make the connection.
Most firewall software when it warns you will give you the option of
permitting this:

e.g. Windows Firewall says "To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall
has blocked some features of this program. Do you want to keep blocking
this program?" with options "Keep Blocking", "Unblock", and "Ask me later".
All you have to do is click "Unblock" and IDLE will work.
IDLE doesn't connect to the internet, but it uses a socket interface to
communicate between two different processes. Some security software
falsely recognizes this as an attempt to connect to the internet,
although it is not a security hazard at all.
Another solution is to run IDLE with the -n flag, which will cause it
to run in one process (instead of two) and not create a socket. For the
most part you will not notice a difference in IDLE's behavior when
running it this way.

On windows you can create a shortcut to idle.bat and add -n at the end
of the "target" entry. When running IDLE with -n, you should see "====
No Subprocess ====" on one of the first lines of the Shell window.
You probably have your Windows security settings set quite high,
usually I don't see this on Windows systems with default settings.

- Tal
reduce(lambda m,x:[m[i]+s[-1] for i,s in enumerate(sorted(m))],
[[chr(154-ord(c)) for c in '.&-&,l.Z95193+179-']]*18)[3]

Aug 27 '06 #7

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Tal Einat wrote:
Duncan Booth wrote:
JAG CHAN wrote:
Whenever I try to open IDLE, my zone firewall tells me pythonw.exe is
trying to access the trusted zone.
Whenever I try to open new IDLE window I get the following message:
"IDLE's subprocess didn't make connection.Either IDLE can't start a
subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection."
I will be grateful if you kindly suggest a way out, then, I won't have
to install another editor.
You need to configure your firewall to permit IDLE to make the connection.
Most firewall software when it warns you will give you the option of
permitting this:

e.g. Windows Firewall says "To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall
has blocked some features of this program. Do you want to keep blocking
this program?" with options "Keep Blocking", "Unblock", and "Ask me later".
All you have to do is click "Unblock" and IDLE will work.

IDLE doesn't connect to the internet, but it uses a socket interface to
communicate between two different processes. Some security software
falsely recognizes this as an attempt to connect to the internet,
although it is not a security hazard at all.
Another solution is to run IDLE with the -n flag, which will cause it
to run in one process (instead of two) and not create a socket. For the
most part you will not notice a difference in IDLE's behavior when
running it this way.

On windows you can create a shortcut to idle.bat and add -n at the end
of the "target" entry. When running IDLE with -n, you should see "====
No Subprocess ====" on one of the first lines of the Shell window.
You probably have your Windows security settings set quite high,
usually I don't see this on Windows systems with default settings.
That's good to know (about the -n switch). On my computer
at work, IDLE normally works ok, but if I'm running a complicated
query on MS-Access (the kind that takes a half hour to complete)
I can't run IDLE because of the socket problem.

Why would that be? It's obviously not a security settings or
firewall problem. Is the request for a socket timing out due
to cpu load?
>
- Tal
reduce(lambda m,x:[m[i]+s[-1] for i,s in enumerate(sorted(m))],
[[chr(154-ord(c)) for c in '.&-&,l.Z95193+179-']]*18)[3]
Aug 27 '06 #8

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