Sunday, October 08, 2006

Movable IDLE: Keep it Free, Fuzzyman!

Several weeks ago, I contacted Michael Foord (aka, Fuzzyman) about the idea of a simpler, slimmed version of his Movable Python distribution for those interested in the language, and often not computer literate enough to put up with all the different components you need for any decent development environment. This is exactly what we need to convince those people still hanging on to BASIC.

I don't know if its from my suggestion, although I got a personal e-mail from Fuzzy on the announcement, but its here and its free and its exactly what I need for the many interested people I am trying to bring Python to.


Fuzzyman said...

Hello Calvin, yes Movable IDLE was inspired by your email. I've added a note to that effect on my announcement.

I hope people find it useful, and thanks for the suggestion. :-)

Dave said...

I've typed up a bunch of different things and deleted them all, just not quite sure what to say about this. The short of it: This simple exchange just made my day... and I don't even use IDLE. :D It's just nice to see people interacting with everybody's best interest in mind.

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