[New-bugs-announce] [issue27980] Add better pythonw support to py launcher

Mark Summerfield report at bugs.python.org
Tue Sep 6 15:00:40 EDT 2016

New submission from Mark Summerfield:

The excellent py.exe launcher on Windows always uses a python.exe interpreter (although another issue suggests it will use pythonw.exe when the python file has a .pyw suffix which is good).

However, if one wanted to provide a .bat file like this:

@echo off
pushd %~dp0
py -3 MyGuiApp.pyw %*

python.exe would be used rather than pythonw.exe.

My suggestion is to add a -w and/or --win(dows) flag which forces the use of pythonw.exe.

components: Windows
messages: 274602
nosy: mark, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Add better pythonw support to py launcher
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.6, Python 3.7

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