dont laugh

Grant Edwards nobody at nowhere.nohow
Sat Sep 2 17:20:48 CEST 2000

On Sat, 2 Sep 2000 16:06:25 +0200, Alex Martelli <aleaxit at> wrote:
>"Ian Hobson" <ian.hobson at> wrote in message
>news:1rAlZGAgEEs5Ew4l at
>    [snip]
>> Python MUST run "out of the box" (even on win32 - which it does not) and
>> then the ideas can be explained.
>What do you mean by "it does not"?  You download a self-installing
>executable, run it, and there's a 'Python' entry on the Programs menu
>of your Start button (plus, probably, one or more other entry points,
>such as IDLE and/or Pythonwin, depending on the contents of said
>self-installing executable).  That seems to be pretty much "out of
>the box" to me.

On many (if not most) Linux systems it's even simpler than that:
Turn on the computer, log in, type "python".

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  Oh, I get it!! "The
                                  at               BEACH goes on," huh,

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