Python is easy?

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Tue Aug 13 05:49:11 CEST 2002


"Jonathan Driller" <jdriller at orchid.org> wrote in message
news:a8cff9fb.0208121848.2b3b6fb2 at posting.google.com...
> 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-pac
kages\jds;d:\Python22\Lib\site-packages
> python
>
> Can anyone assist here? My evangelist can't figure it out...

Get another evangelist :-) Then, at the command line prompt (D:>, or
whatever your interactive wondow gives you) CD into the directory containing
your script and enter

    python test1.py

regards
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