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

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Wed Oct 27 10:21:59 CEST 2010

On 2:59 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message<pan.2010. at nowhere.com>, Nobody wrote:
>> python.exe is a console executable, pythonw.exe is a GUI executable. Hence
>> python.exe automatically gets a console window, while pythonw.exe doesn't.
>> That's the whole reason why Windows has separate python.exe and
>> pythonw.exe programs, while Unix can use a single /usr/bin/python program
>> for both GUI and console usage.
>> The Windows approach makes it easier to Do The Right Thing automatically
>> ...
> Except it provides no easy way to capture the contents of that “console”,
> for when you’re trying to track down problems, because it disappears as soon
> as the program exits.
> It would be a stretch indeed to call this “doing the right thing”,
> automatically or otherwise.
Once I realized you had no objective other than Windows bashing, I 
dropped out of this thread. If the answer to this present 
pseudo-complaint isn't obvious to you, you clearly don't know Windows.


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