Installation Successful, but pythonw and idle doesn't function

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Aug 6 03:07:00 CEST 2015

On 8/5/2015 12:12 PM, Rick Smith wrote:
> I was able to install various versions of Python (3.5.0b4 32bit being
> the most recent) multiple times (uninstalling in between) and they
> worked ("python --version" at the command line worked).
> However pythonw.exe did not and does not work. I was simply returned to
> the command prompt, without ANY interaction or error.



Normal behavior.

 > python -m idlelib
or, if that does not start 3.5,
 > py -3.5 -m idlelib
and you should either see Idle or an error message

If Idle is starting but not connecting, as you seems to say, there there 
is a problems with your network socket configuration or another program. 
  Adding -n at the end of the command line will will bypass that, though 
you could have other problems in certain situations.

Please see my Who uses IDLE? thread.

Terry Jan Reedy

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