Stop Python from exiting upon error in Windows

Tom Plunket tomas at
Tue Jul 15 19:42:00 CEST 2003

John Roth wrote:

> You don't have to put in the full path to Python if you
> rig the command prompt you're using to add Python to
> the path as the initialization command. That trick should
> also let you set up PYTHONPATH for the project.

Alternatively, you just set up a file association (which has
probably already been done for you by the installer) and type in
the filename at the command line:


> I keep a command prompt instance in each project
> directory, pointing to the correct initialization for the
> project.

Wow, I just have a right-click context menu handler for
directories to open a command prompt "right here", and don't
require setup beyond what gets executed in the app.  :)

> ...each test module.

Ugh, seperate tests that must be run by a person?  Prefer one
test "app" that runs all tests.

> A mouse click to switch windows, three key strokes and voila! the 
> test runs (or not, as the case may be.)

I just type "" at the command prompt.  :)  Usually, I can
abbreviate this to one or two presses of the up-arrow key.

> It avoids any possible problem with PythonWin polluting itself by 
> not refreshing everything on a retest.

PythonWin?  Debuggers?  Craziness.  I haven't opened a debugger
for Python in over a month, and the last time I used one was
because I was too lazy to write proper test coverage.  ;)


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