[Idle-dev] Re: IDLE command line

Beni Cherniavsky cben at users.sf.net
Wed Sep 22 23:59:24 CEST 2004

Kurt B. Kaiser wrote:
> Import the module.  If it won't import, it's probably not on your
> sys.path; you can cd to the directory containing the .py file before
> you start IDLE.
> If the module uses the 
> if __name__ == "__main__" :
>     some_function()
> idiom, that should be enough to run it.  Otherwise, you will need to
> call some function in the module.  
Nope, that idiom is intended precisely to *avoid* doing anything when
imported.  So if it's using this idiom you *would* need to call

Perhaps Kurt meant running it with execfile(), in which case it is run
under '__main__' and the code would run by itself indeed.

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