My code won't work if I double click the saved file

Cameron Simpson cs at
Thu Jul 30 04:06:33 CEST 2015

On 29Jul2015 00:20, john <johnreysecoya at> wrote:
>I have windows 8 running on my computer and I think I downloaded python 2 and 3 simultaneously or I think my computer has built in python 2 and I downloaded python 3. And now when I ran my code in IDLE, the code works fine but when I save my program and double click the save file, it will run but it doesn't worked like it used to work in IDLE.
>Can someone explain the possible problem I'm currently facing?
>I just want my program to run perfectly in both IDLE and when I double click the saved file.
>I posted my question in stackoverflow but I didn't find an answer.

This sounds like what is known as a "file association" issue. Your computer's 
desktop is perhaps associating .py files with the python2 executable. I do not 
use Windows, but I believe you can adjust these associations.

However, the first question (to verify that this is the issue) is: if you 
deliberately invoke python2 and execute your code with it, does it behave the 
same way as when you currently double click on the file?

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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