1.4. A Word About the Text Book ExamplesΒΆ

  • The examples assume that you are using some form of Unix.
  • They still work in Windows!
  • #!/usr/bin/env python Tells Unix which interpreter to use. It is ignored as a comment in windows.
  • In some cases, it may work to invoke a Python program by double clicking the icon in Windows. However, to simplify your development efforts, you should usually run your Python programs from either inside the IDLE or Wing-101 IDE environment or invoke the interpreter explicitly from the command prompt. Remember, command line arguments also work in Windows! – from the command prompt.