Talk:Hello world/Newbie

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Python on Gnu/Linux issue

The example program needs to be the text from the hello world entry, although the extra shebang line can be explained and added too. --Paddy3118 21:50, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Python, windows, not so newbie

I just read this article about setting up on windows that is for someone beyond the newbie, but maybe new to Windows registry editing etc. --Paddy3118 05:01, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Plain English

Directory name

It's my understanding the name of the directory in which the text file is created will be used as the name of the .exe file. I don't see that noted in the "(Plain) Console HelloWorld" or the "Plain Graphical HelloWorld" section.
GarveyPatrickD (talk) 19:18, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

It is already noted somewhere in the Console section (the one where the "HelloWorld1.exe" is located); maybe it's not clear. Btw I already edited that by copying your sentence. I decided to not repeat it in the Graphical version because the newbie is already assumed to have experience programming. --Simple9371 (talk) 03:22, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
And maybe I wasn't reading as carefully as I thought. Having it stated in the sentence you added does slow one down enough to "Take note ..."
Thank you
GarveyPatrickD (talk) 16:21, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

.exe Portability

I had another thought, but have not taken the time to confirm this. It seems to me, the resulting .exe is standalone. That is, it does not require the IDE as a runtime. One could move the new .exe to another Windows machine and run it successfully.
GarveyPatrickD (talk) 16:21, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Well, I just took the time to find out.
One CAN move the .exe and run it on another machine just using the Microsoft Windows capabilities. I even ran it from a shortcut on my desktop.
I don't, yet, have access to Wine or another Windows look alike, but that might be an interesting experiment.
GarveyPatrickD (talk) 16:49, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Honestly, I expected a standalone EXE because it is 'compiled.' Anyways, I already added "standalone" in "Upon running the code..." sentence. --Simple9371 (talk) 04:20, 4 December 2020 (UTC)
Compiling some source doesn't automatically create a standalone .exe. The Plain English compiler generates calls to several Windows .dll files, so it can't be run on a bare X86 motherboard or some other software stack.
GarveyPatrickD (talk) 14:33, 4 December 2020 (UTC)