Question about 'if __name__ == "__main__":'
amy-g-art at cox.net
Tue Feb 3 09:40:43 CET 2004
Thanks. I think I will probably use the len(sys.args) line. That seems
like a really staright forward approach since I will either be supplying an
argument - or not.
"Amy G" <amy-g-art at cox.net> wrote in message
news:k9ITb.28697$P17.28414 at fed1read03...
> I have a program that needs a little help.
> Right now the program runs in my crontab. When it runs, it sets a few
> variables based on a query to a MySQL database. I would like to modify it
> so that it can run as it is... or if arguments are supplied, use those
> instead of querrying the database.
> Will using this statement help me out?
> if __name__ == "__main__":
> I seem to recall that this returns true if it is run as a script by
> rather than as a module from another prog. Since I am going to run this
> from a command line - or from my crontab... it will always return true as
> far as I can tell.
> Any suggestions to help me out.
> Ultimately I want something like this pseudocode...
> if (no args supplied):
> curs.execute("""SELECT userid FROM users""")
> data = curs.fetchall()
> data = sys.argv
> do something with data:
> Thanks in advance for your help.
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