Sublime Text 3 may freeze if you use print long outputs via SublimeREPL. I'm not quite sure why.
I face this issue often, as I prefer to use the interpreter in Sublime Text (so as to avoid IDLE). Thankfully, someone on Github has deduced its potential cause and a solution:
"...It appears sublimeREPL buffers everything that it needs to print before updating the screen. This seems to be done one symbol at a time, and can cause performance issues with long strings. To change this functionality, go to the main plugin file (Packages\SublimeREPL\sublimerepl.py) and find the function handle_repl_output() in the ReplView class."
I don't understand Sublime Text's code base, but I tested his suggestions today, which works perfectly with Python 3 once you amend it to use range() instead of xrange() (as the latter has been deprecated).
Here's the modified code, to help anyone else out:
def handle_repl_output(self): """Returns new data from Repl and bool indicating if Repl is still working""" if self.repl.apiv2: try: while True: packet = self._repl_reader.queue.get_nowait() if packet is None: return False self.handle_repl_packet(packet) except queue.Empty: return True else: try: packet = self._repl_reader.queue.get_nowait() if packet is None: return False for _ in range(1000): try: packet += self._repl_reader.queue.get_nowait() except queue.Empty: break self.handle_repl_packet(packet) return True except queue.Empty: return True </code>
The changes I see: A single if clause is added above try; an entire else clause is added after. Restoration requires only that you remove those, which is a fairly simple task.
As he further suggests, to improve the text speed, scroll down to def update_view_loop(self), then update as follows: sublime.set_timeout(self.update_view_loop, 1).