[Tutor] Dumb question on emacs and python ...

Marilyn Davis marilyn at deliberate.com
Sat Dec 27 13:27:53 EST 2003

On Sat, 27 Dec 2003, hcohen2 wrote:

> I have had a considerable amount of problems trying to get a python 
> script to execute.
> In this instance, I essentially copied the file from a disc to a newly 
> named file for my editing.  Nothing has worked, then I noticed the 
> reserved words were not color coded or highlighted.

What is the name of the file?  It needs to be something.py for emacs
to know what to do.

> The files have exactly the same attributes read and execute for owner, 
> group and public.
> What have I encountered, or what stupid thing am I doing?
> I am running under Mandrake Linux 9.1 and using Python ver.: 2.2.2
> PS While bash under Linux is in many respects easier to use than the 
> Kohn shell on UNIX, I am finding that actions I perform on emacs on UNIX 
> do not work on Linux, e.g. typing into a hightlighted (selected) region 
> does not delete that region under Linux.

I don't know about this.  I use key-stroke-driven emacs.

Good luck.

Marilyn Davis

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