Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Aug 14 20:49:25 EDT 2011

On 8/14/2011 10:30 AM, Nobody wrote:

> The main use for pythonw.exe is if you write a GUI program in Python
> (using e.g. TkInter, wxPython, etc) and you want it to be able to run it
> from an icon (desktop, start menu) without it opening a console window
> (running a console executable from an icon will open a console window).

In particular, IDLE runs in a pythonw process and it executes user code 
in a separate pythonw process and usually uses a socket for the connection.

Terry Jan Reedy

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