Python 2.4 on Windows XP
jeff at ccvcorp.com
Wed Jan 5 16:33:06 EST 2005
It's me wrote:
> In my case, there is *no* error message of any kind. When I run pythonw.exe
> from the python23 directory, the screen blinked slightly and goes back to
> 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
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