DOS or not? [was Re: How to tell Script to use pythonw.exe ?]

Tim Golden mail at
Wed Jul 3 09:34:45 CEST 2013

On 03/07/2013 02:34, Andrew Berg wrote:
> DOS is long
> dead, and is much, much different under the hood from the console
> subsystem in modern versions of Windows.

While this is clearly true, it's by no means unusual for people to refer
to the "DOS Box" or talk about "DOS commands" etc. even when they're
quite well aware of the history of Windows and its Console subsystem.
It's just quicker than saying "Console Window" or something.

I mention this because it seems to get called out every time someone
uses the term "DOS" on this and other Python lists and it can smack
slightly of pedantry.


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