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Running while Wing is running

One difficulty I have with Wing is that any of the libraries I make and need to test by installing locally can't be done while Wing is running.

For example, let's say I'm making a library called foo with a I periodically will need to run python install to test importing that library from within another (local) project and making sure it's all good.

However, running results in Python complaining that the foo egg is being used by another process (Wing). I have to shut down Wing, then run, then relaunch Wing again.

I assume this is because Wing opened the egg/package in order to get symbols for autocomplete, documentation, etc. That's great! But it appears to be holding onto it and not closing when done maybe?

Is this a Wing bug or is there something else I can do to work around this? Thanks!

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asked 2021-02-19 10:55:42 -0500
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updated 2021-02-19 13:01:32 -0500
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This is a Windows specific problem. Are you using a .egg file or is the egg unpacked in a directory ending with .egg?

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2021-02-19 11:05:49 -0500) edit

Yep, this is on Windows. The egg is a single .egg file. To be clear, it's getting installed to:


massung's avatar massung (2021-02-19 11:25:45 -0500) edit
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Thanks, we'll try to fix this bug soon. It's Windows specific because the Windows file system is different than the Mac or Linux filesystems.

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answered 2021-02-19 12:54:16 -0500, updated 2021-02-19 12:54:48 -0500
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