problems when starting python
chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net
Thu Nov 8 14:54:30 CET 2001
----- Original Message -----
From: "barabba" <barabba72 at hotmail.com>
> this is driving me crazy !!!
> if I create file containing print "hi" and name it test.pyw and then
> click on it with the right button it says edit with IDLE but then
> nothing happen when i click on this item.
Can't explain this, as I never use IDLE.
> If I double click on the file to run it...same...nothing happens !!!
> why ????
This has been answered already, but I'll answer it again. Follow:
.py files are executed by python.exe
.pyw files are executed by pythonw.exe
python.exe opens a console window
pythonw.exe does not open a console window
in a file with a .pyw extension will appear to do NOTHING.
in a file with a .py extension will show a console window with
in it. This window may disappear almost immediately, though,
depending on your system settings. Try putting this in a .py file
and running it:
> I have python at home and it works fine but I have noticed that even
> there IDLE starts fine if I run it from start | programs | IDLE but if
> I start it from the program icon (c:\winnt\etc etc) it doesn't
> start...why ????
What is the "program icon" (application file) doing in THAT folder?
It should be in C:\Python21\Tools\idle, named idle.pyw.
> Thank you
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