PyChecker must execute script?

Just just at xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 6 09:39:13 CET 2003


In article <mailman.1044486616.1085.python-list at python.org>,
 Trent Mick <trentm at ActiveState.com> wrote:

> > > To be more specific. If you put all top-level executing code within a
> > >     if __name__ == "__main__":
> > >         # top-level code here
> > > block then you will be fine.
> > 
> > A class or def statement is also top-level executing code, as are any 
> > constant definitions and imports, so this definition is way to strict...
> 
> Unless I have been operating under gross misconceptions only top-level
> code and "top-level class code" is executed on module import. For
> example:
[ snippo ]

I think we're talking past one another... I kindof lost track of the 
context, but I think the OP complained that there was code executing 
that we didn't want to, while using PyChecker. Then you said he'd be 
fine if he would put all top-level code in an if __name__ == "__main__" 
clause. To which I meant to reply that by that definition of top-level 
code you have to put the entire module inside the if, which renders the 
module useless... Either I have been totally unclear or I simply 
misunderstand you. I know we both know how it works, I was just trying 
to pick nits and failed ;-)

Just




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