I think I need a time out to consider my recent posts. This particular mod can wait while I get to other priority items into action again. So here's my list of thing to do when I come back to it.
Check out ipython more thoroughly.
Examine the backend concept
Read about the MPL interactive mode.
Look at the embedded app material in MPL.
Determine if a better interpreter tool than IDLE would satisfy the end users of the program I'm modifying. The hurdle is non-Python users who just fire up IDLE and execute the program via F5. That plus many are even reluctant to move from 2.4 to 2.5. New features could move that along.
Read the parts of the MPL Guide that I've culled out for my interests..
Attend a PUG meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area on the 25th.
Buy the (new) MPL book on Amazon if my local library can't get a loan of one of the two libraries in the US that has it.
Watch relevant videos from the 8th Annual Python in Science Conference
That should be enough, and should keep me busy when I expect to return to this in a few weeks. Thanks to the participants who responded to my posts.
"Crime is way down. War is declining. And that's far from the good news." -- Steven Pinker (and other sources) Why is this true, but yet the media says otherwise? The media knows very well how to manipulate us (see limbic, emotion, $$). -- WTW