I am out of trial and error again Lists
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Oct 26 00:48:59 CEST 2014
On 10/25/2014 2:23 PM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:38:31 -0400, Seymore4Head
> <Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid> declaimed the following:
>> I do get the difference. I don't actually use Python 2. I use
>> CodeSkulptor. I do have Python 3 installed. Actually I have Python 2
>> installed but IDLE defaults to Python 3.
This is wrong. Pythonx.y runs Idlex.y, not vice versa.
Seymore installed some version of Python 3 as default, as he should
have, and 'Edit with Idle' opens the default version of Python, with its
version of Idle.
>> So it is a pain to actually load Python 2.
Not really, neither on linux or Windows.
> So don't use Idle...
Since Seymore analysis is wrong, this advice in not the answer.
If he is running on Windows, it is dubious in that the Windows console
interpreter is a pain to use.
> Open up a Windows command shell and invoke Python
> without giving a script file to execute.
python -m idlelib will open the corresponding Idle. So will the Start
menu entry or an icon pinned to the taskbar.
You must have done something extra to make this work on Windows.
Terry Jan Reedy
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