python -i (interactive environment)

MikeyG mikewantsnospam at mephwantsnospam.net
Sun Mar 6 20:41:06 CET 2005


Joe wrote:
> When you run "python -i scriptname.py" after the script completes you left 
> at the interactive command prompt.
> 
> Is there a way to have this occur from a running program?
> 
> In other words can I just run scriptname.py (NOT python -i scriptname.py) 
> and inside of scriptname.py I decide that I want to fall back to the 
> interactive prompt?
> 
> I've searched and so far the only thing I've come up with is to use pdb, but 
> that is not exactly the same as the interactive prompt.
> 
> Is there any way to do it that I have missed?
> 
> Thanks. 
> 
> 

Yes you can set the PYTHONINSPECT environment variable to something 
other than an empty string from within your program.

MikeG





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