"Compile time" checking?

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Wed Aug 10 22:42:50 CEST 2005

In <1123703058.378299.133980 at g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, Qopit wrote:

> Now I'm running into another snag when checking some other code I have.
>  Pychecker gets hung up on raw_input... it actually executes code
> rather than just checking it, it seems.  For example, the snippet below
> hangs pychecker::
> #---
> while 1:
>   x = raw_input("meh:")
> #---
> Curious.

AFAIK `pylint` tries to avoid running the code.

A common idiom to protect code from being executed, if the module is just
imported opposed to executed as main module, is to write::

  def foo():
      # some code

  if __name__ == '__main__':

`__name__` is set to the module name if the module will be imported but to
'__main__' if the module is directly executed.

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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