Dan Lowe dan at
Mon Nov 28 23:52:06 CET 2005

On Nov 28, 2005, at 5:27 PM, Robert Hicks wrote:

> I have that...and it isn't working with the OSX version of IDLE in the
> MacPython folder. If I start Python from the Terminal it works.
> Any idea why it doesn't work that way?

Unless a program is launched in a Terminal window, your .profile (and  
other similar files) aren't read. OSX doesn't work like Linux or  
Solaris; it doesn't launch the GUI from a shell environment. There  
are ways to get environment variables into the GUI, such as described  


logic (n.): the art of being wrong with confidence.

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