I am out of trial and error again Lists

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Oct 26 01:25:30 CEST 2014

On 25/10/2014 23:48, Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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.
>> C:\Users\Wulfraed\Documents>python
> python -m idlelib will open the corresponding Idle. So will the Start
> menu entry or an icon pinned to the taskbar.
>> C:\Users\Wulfraed\Documents>python3
> You must have done something extra to make this work on Windows.

The Python launcher for Windows should be taken into account here 

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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