[wingide-users] More Windows problems, cannot find PythonMartijn Pieters email@example.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2001 08:41:02 +0200
On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 05:13:01PM -0400, Stephan R.A. Deibel wrote: > On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Martijn Pieters wrote: > > Like Nelson Checkin, my installation of Wing 1.1b5 (with all the patches) > > cannot find Python. Unlike Nelson however, specifying the python > > interpreter explicitly does not remedy the problem. > > > > My setup: > > > > - Win98SE > > - ActiveState Python 2.1 build 210 > > > > I also cleaned out all remnants of a ActiveState Python 2.0 setup (removed > > all references to it from the registry). > > > > I tried to set the Python executable in both the Project preferences > > screen and the preferences file (debug.python-exec) with no success. The > > interactive shell and expression evaluator keep stating that there is no > > debug program. > > Are you using this as your symptom that Wing is not finding Python? The > expression evaluator and interactive shell currently only function if > you've got an active debug session and you're stopped somewhere in the > program (rather than free-running). They do their work in the context of > the current stack frame, as selected in the main debugger window. Yes, we > need to change this so they also work when you're not running your debug > program, using just a blank python shell as the execution/evaluation > context, but in any case this is unrelated to whether or not Python is > being found. Okay, I indeed realised this when I ran into the same problems on Linux; I had this figured out later on. 'Debug program' in this case is the source file to work on. > What does it say when you bring up the Analysis Stats window from the > Source menu? The 'interpreter' line lists what python is being used and > should indicate whether or not it's found. When starting up afresh, it shows '<not found>'. If I set the project preferences to point at the correct python executable (c:\python21\python.exe in my case), it states that path. > Also, is it still displaying a dialog at startup that Python could not > be found or did that go away once you set a valid Python using the > Project preferences (it should go away at that point)? I indeed do no longer get that message. > Note that 1.1b5 still includes a bug where some internal tests think a > valid Python is not valid... so even if it says "not found" there, you may > want to just try starting a debug session as the real test of whether > Python is being found. If that works, then things are working (and so > will source code analysis) even tho some indicators make it sound like > Python is not being found. > > Sorry for all the confusion... it sounds like this should be simple but > it's been quite a challenge to get our interaction with the external > Python interpreter to work right on Windows. Isn't the Win32 platform wonderful. ;) > > Should I leave 1.1b5 for now and go with 1.0 instead? I'd like to use > > Python 2.1 if at all possible. I'll try the Linux version in the meantime > > as well. > > 1.0 is only for Linux. 1.1b5 on Linux has fewer problems than the Windows > version. 1.1b6 should be out in about a week, and contains some > additional fixes for the not-finding-python confusion that we couldn't > issue as patches. Whether it will fix all the problems remains to be > seen of course. I'll stick with Linux for now because: - I cannot debug project files on the network without mapping to a drive letter. This is a shortcoming of the windows command line, it won't let you work with a \\machine\share path. - Many actions in the windows interface are very very slow; it seems to come up with a 'Bad command or filename' error on the console every time I issue a command. The GUI freezes for a few seconds before continueing. Thanks! -- Martijn Pieters | Software Engineer mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org | Digital Creations http://www.digicool.com/ | Creators of Zope http://www.zope.org/ ---------------------------------------------
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