Invoking python from emacs

Michael Slass mikesl at wrq.com
Tue Aug 13 21:30:57 CEST 2002


Andrew Koenig <ark at research.att.com> writes:

>Jason> How do I tell emacs where python is? When I try to execute the buffer
>Jason> (C-c C-c)I get the following message:
>
>Jason>     'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>Jason>     operable program or batch file.
>
>You might start by being sure that the directory that contains
>python is mentioned in your exec-path emacs variable.
>
>-- 
>Andrew Koenig, ark at research.att.com, http://www.research.att.com/info/ark


Andrew's answer is a good one for working from within emacs, and can
be implemented by adding something like this to your .emacs

(add-to-list exec-path "C:/PATH/TO/DIR/CONTAINING/PYTHON/EXE")


More generally, I would expect that you would want python.exe on your
path.  In that case, you should add the directory containing
python.exe to your system's PATH environment variable.

-- 
Mike Slass

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