[Tutor] Trouble running Python on Windows Vista

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Thu Jun 14 21:35:30 CEST 2012

On 6/14/2012 12:19 PM Tom Avos said...
> Yes, If I open the file from the IDLE and then I press "f5" it works,
> but I want to know why it does not work if I write the filename after
> the ">>>" prompt . That way is much more handy, I would like to make it
> work.

Once you've got the >>> prompt you're executing python words, not file 
system file names.

IDLE is a development environment and is not a run environment. 
Further, IDLE is or has been known to suffer from various 'leaks' that 
contribute to oddities when made to do as you're asking, so even when 
you do get it going, it's not a stable platform.

I'd-like-apples-to-be-oranges-but-they're-not-ly y'rs,


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