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What are the different links available in Python2.4?

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I am using Python2.4.When I have installed the software from www.python.org.I have noticed
the following links in the Python2.4
Start->AllPrograms->Python2.4

a) Python IDLE(GUI)
b) ModuleDocs
c) Python (Command line )
d) PythonWin

COuld anybody help me what are these different applications each used for.I have noticed
the Debug option in PythonWin.Is this similar to Microsoft Visual Studio debug ,where we can find the various variables values in watch window while debugging.If not how to watch the debug variable values while debugging the Python source code ,by putting the various break points in the application.
Feb 25 '07 #1
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bartonc
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I am using Python2.4.When I have installed the software from www.python.org.I have noticed
the following links in the Python2.4
Start->AllPrograms->Python2.4

a) Python IDLE(GUI)
b) ModuleDocs
c) Python (Command line )
d) PythonWin

COuld anybody help me what are these different applications each used for.I have noticed
the Debug option in PythonWin.Is this similar to Microsoft Visual Studio debug ,where we can find the various variables values in watch window while debugging.If not how to watch the debug variable values while debugging the Python source code ,by putting the various break points in the application.

a) Python IDLE(GUI)
A basic shell/editor/debugger written in python
b) ModuleDocs
start a mini server and creates html docs from docstring for the entire sys.path + PYTHONPATH env
c) Python (Command line )
VERY basic command line interface (no history, etc.) - use IDLE instead
d) PythonWin
Some people use it as their IDE. I use modules from it only when I REALLY can't get Windows functionality any other way. I find the debugger to be very clunky.

I stopped using debuggers a long time ago. I find it sufficient to print a variable at any given time, when its value is in question.
Feb 25 '07 #2
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
d) PythonWin
Some people use it as their IDE. I use modules from it only when I REALLY can't get Windows functionality any other way. I find the debugger to be very clunky.
PythonWin IS a great package. The above comments apply to the IDE only. In this package there is almost the entire Windows API made accessible to Python. The COM package allows you do act like VB from python, sending messages to MS COM aware software like IE, Word, Excel, etc.
Feb 25 '07 #3

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