if __name__ == 'main':
grante at visi.com
Tue Mar 20 18:00:17 CET 2007
On 2007-03-20, gtb <goodTweetieBird at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I often see the following 'if' construct in python code. What does
> this idiom accomplish?
It checks to see if the file is being run as the "main"
program, and does something if that is so.
> What happens if this is not main?
> How did I get here if it is not main?
By importing the file.
> if __name__ == 'main':
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