[Tutor] Strange XP stdin behaviour.

Alan Gauld ukc802591034 at btconnect.com
Sat Aug 27 20:52:04 CEST 2005


>> But really I was hoping someone could explain *why* there is a
>> difference. If PATHEXT can detect that intest.py needs to be run
>> through Python why doesn't redirection work as expected? What
>> is happening to stdin/stdout in this case?
>
> Alas, only Microsoft could explain this, and AFAIK they never really
>have.  It's not unique to Python, of course.  Here's a confused MS
>article about it:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321788

The timbot thus spoke. And if you don't know Tim then I guess
I can feel slightly better about never having come across
this bizarre "feature" before. :-)

Thanks for the link.

Alan G.



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