Python compiler

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Mar 19 04:28:42 CET 2006

"Rc" <sto'niets'11 at telenet.'nothing'.be> wrote in message 
news:MCXSf.323386$Un1.10354735 at
> it is a Dos Window
> that opened.I think it is not possible on a XP computer?

In XP, it is called a Command Prompt (window).  You can get one without 
Python by looking under All Programs / Accessories.  It is similar to the 
Win 9X 'Dos Window'.  But has a much bigger scrollback capacity.

But I now use IDLE which has a Python Shell window that simulates the 
Command Prompt window but is much easier to cut from (to paste into 
postings, for instance).

Terry Jan Reedy

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