Python is easy?

Jonathan Driller jdriller at orchid.org
Tue Aug 13 04:48:06 CEST 2002


A Python evangelist keeps telling me I need to try Python as it is so
much quicker and easier to develop in then Java. Bottom line is I
think the ease of learning is dependent on the quality of your
teacher/support than wholly on the language.

I keep getting this error using ActiveStates win2k install 2.2:
>>> test1.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
NameError: name 'test1' is not defined

I am trying to run test1.py which is in
d:\Python22\Lib\site-packages\jds:
import urlopen
page = urlopen('http://www.yahoo.com')
page.readline()

I figure it is my pythonpath but wrote this path.bat to set it:
path d:\Python22;%PATH%
set PYTHONPATH=.;d:\Python22\Lib;d:\Python22\Lib\lib-tk;d:\Python22\Lib\site-packages\jds;d:\Python22\Lib\site-packages
python

Can anyone assist here? My evangelist can't figure it out...



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