[PythonCE] How to edit python files within WinCE env?

Benjamin Scherrey scherrey at proteus-tech.com
Wed Nov 8 05:53:16 CET 2006

I'm brand spanking new to this mobile stuff so was pleased with how easy 
it was to install pythonce on my new Dopod 818pro. I copied over a few 
sample python programs from my development directory and they just 
worked first time. Anyway - couple of newbie questions:

    1. (bit off topic) Does Windows Mobile not have the concept of a 
file extension? I copied a few *.py and *.pyc files but I can only see 
the primary file name before the "." which means in the file listing it 
looks like the same file twice.

    2. How do I edit a python file within the environment? Clicking on 
any of my copied programs results in its execution and I can't seem to 
load them in an editor.

    3. When typing at the command prompt for a multi-line statement like
    for x in y:<cr>
        print x
       At the point of the <cr> pythonce complains as though that was 
the end of my statement and doesn't let me enter the indented second line.

    4. Is there an up-to-date wiki or support web page for pythonce? I 
found an old wiki but it doesn't seem to have been updated for a few years.

    Thanx all for the great product port (I actually ran 2.5 on my Dopod 
before I got it on my dev machines) and I look forward to doing some 
serious python mobile development soon.

    -- Ben Scherrey

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