[Pythonmac-SIG] pythonw question
gohaku at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 25 20:23:00 EDT 2004
I installed python23 through fink and copied:
cp /sw/bin/python2.3 /sw/bin/python
I noticed that pythonw and python import the same files:
anyway, will I experience any problems with the following command?
%cp /sw/bin/python2.3 /sw/bin/python
On Jun 25, 2004, at 5:23 PM, Jack Jansen wrote:
> Are you sure this is indeed the case? Because normally you would have
> one of two situations:
> - If you're running 10.2 (Panther) you'd have only /usr/bin/python,
> which would be 2.2
> - If you're running 10.3 (Jaguar) you'd have both /usr/bin/python and
> /usr/bin/pythonw, and they would both be 2.3.
> If you indeed have the situation you sketch you've installed something
> into /usr/bin yourself, which is probably not a good idea.
>> Other than running wxPython apps with pythonw, I would like to know
>> what the difference between python and pythonw is and
>> if I overwrite /usr/bin/python with /usr/bin/python, will I
>> experience any problems?
> The difference is that "python" cannot access the GUI, and "pythonw"
> can. There is a very small performance disadvantage to using "pythonw"
> (it's a shellscript that runs the "real" windowing interpreter), but
> only during startup. I can't think of any real problems that could be
> caused by always using pythonw, but I think you should really fix the
> real problem (that the two seem to refer to different Python
> Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
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