carroll at tjc.com
Tue Dec 27 20:19:28 CET 2005
On Tue, 27 Dec 2005, John Corry wrote:
> I am saving the code to c:\python24\jhc2.py
> The code creates the file c:\python24\testprint.txt
John, I would *very* strongly advise not to store your code in c:\python24
or any subdirectory in it. That is where Python itself lives, and it's
very possible that you could create a file with the same name as a
Python-supplied file, and the file you create will start getting
erroneously used instead of the correct one.
I don't know that this is your problem, but it's certainly a factor I
would eliminate. Can you tell us what other files, and their names, you
may have added there?
I have a directory named C:\test where I do my coding. I generally create
a subdirectory with some memorable name and work there. For example, for
testing your problem out, I have
There may be some differences between what's installed in your Python
installation and in mine. I'm a big fan of Activestate's ActivePython.
It includes most of the Win32-specific stuff you'll need already.
You may end up needing to re-install Python if you've put too much into
the Python24 directory; if so, I'd suggest you re-install from the
Activestate version. It's also free, and made to target Windows. I don't
know of any downsides to using it instead of the Windows release from
Python.org, and it just works.
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