[Tutor] Idle won't run in Win NT 4

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Fri, 4 Aug 2000 11:17:15 +0100


> problem, but it did not.  Every time I hit the shortcut or 
> double click the .pyw, my cursor gets a small hourglass for 
> out 10 seconds and then nothing 


Try starting a command window(aka DOS Box) and typing

C:\python> python tools\idle\idle.py

And see if any errors appear. It could be that Python/idle 
is writing errors to stdout which you can't see. These might 
give you a clue as to what's going wrong.

When you installed idle0.5 did you keep the original version? 
Is the shortcut pointing at the original or the new version?

Alan G.