Author roger.serwy
Recipients asvetlov, clikkeb, roger.serwy, terry.reedy
Date 2012-04-14.21:54:56
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I can confirm that setting HOMEPATH to a non-existent directory will prevent IDLE from starting when using idle.bat. If you modify idle.bat such that python.exe is called instead of pythonw.exe, then IDLE starts normally, but with this console message:

  Warning: os.path.expanduser("~") points to
  but the path does not exist.

Normally, the message is written to sys.stderr, which is None when using pythonw. See issue13582 for more information.
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