Python 2.4 on Windows XP

It's me itsme at
Wed Jan 5 17:29:31 EST 2005

Thanks, Jeff.

That works.

"Jeff Shannon" <jeff at> wrote in message
news:10ton02dur41v0b at
> It's me wrote:
> > In my case, there is *no* error message of any kind.  When I run
> > from the python23 directory, the screen blinked slightly and goes back
> > the command prompt.
> Right -- pythonw.exe is a console-less interpreter.  Having no
> console, it doesn't have an interactive mode, and since you didn't
> give it a script to run, it simply started, found nothing to do, and
> then terminated itself.
> You need to run idle.pyw, *not* pythonw.exe.  The idle.pyw script runs
> inside the pythonw.exe interpreter, but the latter can't do anything
> without instructions.
> Jeff Shannon
> Technician/Programmer
> Credit International

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