Why is it different from the example on the tutorial?

rxjwg98 at gmail.com rxjwg98 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 22:42:12 CEST 2014


On Sunday, July 6, 2014 4:32:14 PM UTC-4, Larry Hudson wrote:
> On 07/06/2014 08:03 AM, rxjwg98 at gmail.com wrote:
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> > Thanks. I do not want to waste everyone's time. For a jump start, there are
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> > small errors making me frustrating. Your help does help me, confirm the usage
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> > etc. After a basic familiarity, I do not want to post more. I use cygwin Python,
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> > I type help of an object 'result'. It does show up the help content, but it
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> > never quits the help afterwards. It is annoying, and time wasting. (Sorry again,
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> > that problem may be about Cygwin, not Python. Excuse me to mention that here.
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> > Of course, your help post consumes your time. Thanks again.
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> >
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> I'm curious as to why you're using Cygwin Python.  Cygwin is great for using Unix/Linux programs 
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> that are not available in Windows, but there are Windows-native versions of Python available.  I 
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> would suggest that you would be better off installing Python directly into Windows instead of 
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> going round-about with Cygwin.
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> If you do this, I would also suggest that you install Python 3 instead of Python 2, but you may 
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> have to find a different tutorial.  Although I suspect that part of your problems are that the 
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> tutorial you're using IS for Python 3 rather than the 2.7 you are using.  Really, there aren't a 
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> lot of differences between 2 and 3, but the differences ARE very significant.  And 3 is 
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> definitely the better, as well as the future.
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> (Aside:  I do have Cygwin installed on my Windows system, but I have pretty much given up on 
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> using Windows.  I find Linux far superior and more comfortable to use, and it gets away from 
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> Big-Brotherish Microsoft.  I do use it occasionally, but I think the last time I ran it was at 
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> least two months ago.)
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>       -=- Larry -=-

Thanks. In fact, I have both Cygwin and Windows version Python, but I
incorrectly thought that Cygwin version Python would be closer to Linux than
Windows Python. Another thing, I find that Windows Python have a GUI interface.
It is good, but it does not have command history as Cygwin has.



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