python launcher

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Sep 27 11:17:58 PDT 2012

On Sep 27, 2012, at 12:27, "M. Daniel Becque" <mdbecque at> wrote:

> What is the difference between python2.6 and pythonw2.6?

According to this page:

"With older versions of Python, there is one Mac OS X quirk that you need to be aware of: programs that talk to the Aqua window manager (in other words, anything that has a GUI) need to be run in a special way. Use pythonw instead of python to start such scripts.

"With Python 2.5, you can use either python or pythonw."

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