Guidance on initialization code in a module

mrstevegross mrstevegross at
Tue Jun 16 22:54:01 CEST 2009

Is there a common way to initialize various stuff in a module? That
is, I have some code in my module that I want to run whenever the
module is imported. Currently, my module looks like this:

=== ===
def something():

def somethingelse():

=== EOF ===

Is the 'something()' line at the end in an ok location? I just put it
at the end. Maybe there's some special __init__() mechanism for
modules? Or should I use the 'if __name__ != '__main__'' trick?


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