[Tutor] PYTHON ON DOS
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 15 02:14:12 CET 2008
"WM." <wferguson1 at socal.rr.com> wrote
> Some say that Python programs run better on DOS.
What they mean is running python scripts within a
command window (aka DOS box). (You can run
Python under real 16 bit DOS but its slow and clunky,
don't do it unless you really must!)
You can start a command window in Windows using Start->Run
and typing CMD in the dialog. That will open a window with a
DOS prompt. You can then type
> Is there any advantage to running .py on DOS?
Yes, you don't get any strange side effects from the IDE
environment. Basically, whatever your program does in
DOS is what it will do if you just double click it in
Explorer - except you get to see any error messages etc.
So for debugging a program before its final form its usually
best to run it under DOS. Once it works pefectly you can
just double click on the script and it will automatically start
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