[Ping Python maintainer]: enhancement request

Thorsten Kampe thorsten@thorstenkampe.de
Sun Apr 29 22:59:00 GMT 2007


I just found out that in the standard Cygwin Python setup it is not 
possible to run the Python interpreter from a Win32 command shell. 
(You get an error about the NTVDM (NT Virtual DOS machine even when C:
\cygwin\bin is in the path).

The reason is that python.exe is a symbolic link to python2.5.exe. As 
the Python interpreter itself is only about 43 Kb in size I suggest 
copying the interpreter instead of symlinking (Zsh for instance does 
the same).


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