Unix-head needs to Windows-ize his Python script (II)

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Oct 26 08:08:37 CEST 2010

In message <mailman.208.1287970911.2218.python-list at python.org>, MRAB wrote:

> On 25/10/2010 02:19, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>> In message<mailman.187.1287916654.2218.python-list at python.org>, Dave
>> Angel wrote:
>>> No. GUI programs are marked as win-app, so w stands for "Windows". Non
>>> GUI programs run in the console.
>> You mean “GUI console”. So non-GUI apps get a GUI element whether they
>> want it or not, while GUI ones don’t. That’s completely backwards.
> No, it's not. The fact that the console is also a GUI window is an
> implementation detail ...

It is not an implementation detail. It is intrinsic to the way Windows 
works. No other OS does it backwards like this.

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