Kay Fuen1,144 Points
how do you know when to use python vs. python -i?
is there a general rule of thumb when to use these initial entries?
Steven Parker202,109 Points
With no arguments, these are the same.
When you provide a filename argument, Python will normally run the file and then exit. With the "-i" option, after running the file it will go into prompt mode as if you had not given an argument.