piotr.sk added the comment: Thank you for explanation of the background problem. Updating documentation as you mention is a good next step.
Thanks as well for the proposed solution of splitting the input string, but as long as it is just a display issue, this is not needed for test strings. On the other side, given tkinter limitations of displaying lines longer than 2728 characters, I propose following solution for IDLE: If line to display is longer than 2728 characters (or whatever limit you set, let’s call it X), by default replace it with a line of X-3 initial characters followed by ”...” (internally, just for displaying purposes ;-)). As long as the current cursor position is not beyond X-3 column (99.99% of time working with the script), display the truncated line. This will avoid confusion, as users will not see “empty”/”strange” lines browsing through the code and if someone really wants to manually edit character after the X-3 column, the display will be adapted accordingly. Let me know what you think about it. ---------- _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <http://bugs.python.org/issue28840> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com