[Tutor] Newbie question.

Gwyn Evans gwyn.evans at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 10:37:21 CET 2005

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:42:07 +0200, Adriaan Louw
<adriaan at kredcorgroup.com> wrote:
> I want to learn python as quick as possible, for web programming at first,
> and applications later on. Any leads? 

  I'd start with the basic python tutorials, then have a look at
something like CherryPy (http://www.cherrypy.org/) or Quixote
(http://www.quixote.ca/) for the initial web stuff - there are others,
too. Try & read around each a bit, e.g. web site/mailing lists, then
download & give ones you fancy a try.

> I have an xp windows and ms office machine. (I'm considering linux, but it's
> a bit daunting?) 

  No need to in most cases.

> How do I run python scripts? Nothing happens when I double-click the
> filename, in IDLE I only get the code, and not what it does. 

  Command line is one way.  Make sure your PATH (My
Computer/Propeties/Advanced/Environment, or similar) has the Python
folder in it then try "python <script.py>"

  You can also try Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types/.PY to
associate .py files with the python.exe file.


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