python mysteriously halts

Todd goldfita at
Mon Jul 7 17:26:28 CEST 2008

On Jul 7, 10:17 am, Tim Golden <m... at> wrote:
> Todd wrote:
> > I ran a python script last night which connects to a matlab automation
> > server via DCOM (using win32com).  I expected to see the results when
> > I came in this morning.  But apparently, not long after I left, python
> > stopped.  I hit enter in the console, and it started again.
> Symptomatically, at least, this can be caused by someone starting to
> select (with the mouse) an area of the screen: the process will pause
> until <Enter> is pressed, which copies the area to the clipboard. This
> only happens with a console window, but it sounds like that's what
> you had running.

That might be it, although I don't recall doing that.  Fortunately/
unfortunately, it happened a few times, but it seems to have stopped

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