Hi All, have a question

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at and-benfinney-does-too.id.au
Wed Feb 11 23:45:51 CET 2004


On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 15:08:21 -0600, Paul Metzger wrote:
> Hi, I'm still a relative Python newbie, though I am learning more with every
> project:)

Glad you're charging ahead with your learning.

> I put
> the #!/usr/bin/python in the front

Presumably you mean this was placed on the first line.

To make your script a little more portable, the shebang line should be:

    #!/usr/bin/env python

This will execute the "python" command from wherever it resides,
presuming it is in the user's execution PATH environment variable.

> try to run it as a executable, it comes up and tells me the module
> can't be imported

Please show the exact command you're typing, and the exact error
message.


To make a script that can be imported as a module *and* executed as a
script, put the "do this stuff when run as a script" at the end in the
following conditional block:

    if ( __name__ == '__main__' ):
        # do the main purpose of this script

More here:

    <http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-main.html>

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