Montala wrote:Reading the above reply, prompts me to ask exactly what is the significance of the two 'IDLE' shortcuts on the "wheezy" desktop please?
To those you are 'into' Python... which I currently am not, the answer is probably obvious... sorry!)
Hi - IDLE starts the IDE for Python 2. IDLE3 starts the IDE for Python 3. About a year or so ago, Python 3 was produced to replace Python 2, but some of the changes would stop old programs from working without being reworked first. So Python 2 is kept going for the time being, although only bug fixing from now on. That is why there are 2 x IDLE icons on the desktop - the IDLE one will disappear at some point in the future, but this is probably some time away yet.