[wingide-users] Default Python Executable

Sheila King Sheila at Thinkspot.net
Wed Oct 4 10:33:36 MDT 2006

On Oct 4, 2006, at 7:28 AM, Wingware Support wrote:

> Humberto Diogenes wrote:
>>   I tried to set the "debug.python-exec" preference to Python 2.4  
>> as default on Mac OS X but it didn't work.
>> ...
>>   If I set the path directly in the project preferences it works,  
>> but for obvious reasons I don't want to have 2.3 as default.
> The python executable is a project setting and not a preference so  
> it must be set in the project.  The default python on Unix-like  
> systems is the one executed when 'python' is run.  You may want to  
> set up your PATH so python executes the version you want, though  
> I've had a surprisingly difficult time finding an easy way to do  
> this on OS X.

I recently was dealing with this also on Mac OS X. I set my default  
Python path to
to get the 2.4.3 to be default.

Sheila King

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