[Ping Python maintainer]: enhancement request

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Tue May 1 12:06:00 GMT 2007

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 11:58:57PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> 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 following works:

    C:\>bash -c python
    Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Mar 13 2007, 08:13:14)

> 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).

OK.  Should I copy or make a hard link?


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