I am out of trial and error again Lists

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 23 10:09:02 CEST 2014

On 23/10/2014 08:56, Ian Kelly wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 1:20 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> If you were to read and digest what is written it would help.  You're trying
>> to run IDLE.  We're talking the interactive interpreter.
> IDLE includes the interactive interpreter.
>>   If (at least on
>> Windows) you run a command prompt and then type python<cr> you should see
>> something like this.
>> Python 3.4.2 (v3.4.2:ab2c023a9432, Oct  6 2014, 22:16:31) [MSC v.1600 64 bit
>> (AMD64)] on win32
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> Same thing comes up when I start IDLE, so what's your point?

When you run the interactive interpreter thats all you get.  The OP 
isn't the first person to try things with IDLE not realising you need to 
have a script loaded to do something.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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