Problem with python

Lie Lie.1296 at
Sat Mar 29 21:06:13 CET 2008

On Mar 30, 2:57 am, mac_the_sco... at wrote:
> Hi there.
> I downloaded python a couple of days ago from the official site and
> have started writing simple programs in the python gui (this being my
> first attempt at programming ever). The only thing is when I write
> python code in a text editor and save it as a .py file, when I double
> click it all that happens is a black box flashes up on the screen, but
> nothing else!?
> At first I thought this was because I had only written a hello world
> program, and that the box had displayed "hello world" and then closed.
> But then I wrote a program requiring user input and the same thing
> happened... Am I doing something wrong?
> Thanks in advance for any help!
> //mac

open the program in IDLE (or any other Python IDEs). I'm guessing that
your program is printing a traceback (error) when trying to get input
that's why it immediately closes itself.

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