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Discussion created by tlsilveus on Apr 21, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2011 by tlsilveus
In arcsscripting python code I see this statement all the time...

gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3)

and then all the functions of the arcgisscripting package are addressed similar to this

something = gp.updateCursor(...

but in arcpy I rarely (if ever) see that same convention... its

something = arcpy.updateCursor(...

instead.  Why the difference?  Also, sometimes my autocomplete typing assist window after the . in arcpy. doesn't drop down a list even though the package has been imported and is in memory.  What would be the cause of that?