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

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Thu Oct 28 04:20:21 CEST 2010

On 2:59 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message<mailman.296.1288167734.2218.python-list at python.org>, Dave Angel
> wrote:
>> 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.
> And yet here you are back again, like a bad smell.
>> If the answer to this present pseudo-complaint isn't obvious to you, you
>> clearly don't know Windows.
> I was just going by what was said in another thread:
>      As you've noticed, many times a program started from the start menu
>      doesn't leave its command window open long enough to read the messages.
> Maybe it was the write of this who “clearly doesn’t know Windows”?
Gee, maybe when "you're trying to track down problems", you might try 
starting the application in a console?

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