Serhiy Storchaka added the comment:

When width or height are 0, IDLE starts and show window with some minimal width 
or height. When width or height are empty or invalid IDLE can't start.

The proposed patch makes IDLE more resistant against such broken configs.

keywords: +patch
nosy: +kbk, serhiy.storchaka
versions:  -Python 2.6, Python 3.1
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