python crash on windows but not on linux

Steve Holden steve at
Fri Feb 12 14:34:40 CET 2010

Dave Angel wrote:
> hjebbers wrote:
>> On Feb 12, 3:41 am, a... at (Aahz) wrote:
>>> In article
>>> <34fcf680-1aa4-4835-9eba-3db3249f3... at>,
>>> hjebbers  <hjebb... at> wrote:
>>>> the error is a windows thing, I can make a screenshot of it, but I can
>>>> not copy/paste text.
>>> In that case, you need to -- very carefully -- make sure you transcribe
>>> exactly the message that you see on the screen.
>>> -- 
>>> Aahz (a... at           <*>       
>>> "At Resolver we've found it useful to short-circuit any doubt and
>>> just        refer to comments in code as 'lies'. :-)"
>> The message on the screen is (I typed it over):
>> <snip>
> You shouldn't ever have to retype the message.  Just paste from the DOS
> box (or "Command Prompt").  It's easy using QuickEdit mode.
> You select a rectangle of the text by selecting with the mouse, then
> using right-click to put it in the clipboard.
> If that doesn't work, you haven't yet enabled QuickEdit mode.  Use
> right-click on the DOS box's title bar.  Choose Properties.  Select the
> first tab, which is Options.
> You should then see a selection box called "Quick Edit Mode".  Turn it
> on, and you won't have this problem again.
> DaveA

I think you miss the point: this message is being displayed in a Windows
error message dialog box, not in the command window.

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