I have a fundamental misunderstanding of the IntelliJ Python plug-in. I fear that my earlier question was badly worded, busy, and certainly not marked as a question. So I'll try again here.
I don't see a command prompt when I start up Python in the console window. As I said in my previous question, I can't interact with Python when I'm running inside IntelliJ the same way that I do when I'm running the interpreter in a command shell.
So have I misunderstood something basic here? Should I expect to be able to run the interpreter, and interact with it at the command prompt, inside IntelliJ? Is there a command line switch that I need to add to make this so?
Or is everyone who's using the IntelliJ Python plug-in bouncing back and forth between the IDE and the interpreter? I'll certainly do this if it's necessary, but I thought the idea was to stay in the IntelliJ environment that I like so much.
I realize that the plug-in doesn't allow debugging yet. Perhaps I've misinterpreted (no pun intended) the interaction with the command prompt as well.
If any developers or users could advise me I'd appreciate it. - %