Python still remembers script after change and save

Michael Hudson mwh at
Tue Oct 30 11:43:59 CET 2001

Cliff Wells <logiplexsoftware at> writes:

> On Monday 29 October 2001 11:06, Paul Brian wrote:
> > I occasionally come across a situation where I have changed a file, rerun
> > the file in python but python still produces an error, quoting the original
> > file in the error string
> Are you talking about the main script or a module you are importing?  If you 
> modify a module and import it again, you will still have the original module. 
> You must call reload(module) to force Python to reinterpret the module

And if you're doing "from module import foo" you need to type

>>> import module
>>> reload(module)
>>> from module import foo


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