IDLE & Gadfly frustration
Robert L Hicks
bobhicks at adelphia.net
Thu Feb 1 09:45:33 EST 2001
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> From: gbell at uclink.berkeley.edu
> Organization: Deja.com
> Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
> Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2001 08:07:50 GMT
> Subject: IDLE & Gadfly frustration
> Two newbie questions:
> 1) I'm trying to write a script which creates, then makes use of, a
> Gadfly database to be stored in my Python20 directory. When I run the
> script from the (MS-DOS) command line, all is well. When I run the
> script using IDLE, the Gadfly data files are created in my TOOLS/IDLE
> directory. IDLE seems to have its own ideas about my preferred default
> directory. Is there any way to change this?
> 2) A related frustration: could someone tell me the proper syntax for
> specifying directory paths in Python (or perhaps I'm asking for the
> proper Gadfly syntax)? The Gadfly documentation says:
> connection.startup("mydatabase", "mydirectory")
> So far, I've only had luck setting the second variable to "" (perhaps
> because of the problem mentioned in #1). Should "mydirectory" begin
> with c:? Use double backward slashes? forward slashes?
> Many, many thanks.
> Gregory Bell
> gbell at uclink.berkeley.edu
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