NameError: name 'execfile' is not defined

Gary Herron gherron at islandtraining.com
Thu Mar 12 08:15:40 CET 2009


Henrik Bechmann wrote:
> Newbie issue:
>
> I downloaded http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.0.1/ (windows
> insaller), opened the interpreter, wrote a print "Hello World" program
> in helloworld.py, and in the interpreter typed
>
> execfile("helloworld.py")
>
> Got back
>
> NameError: name 'execfile' is not defined
>
> (following tutorial in David Beazley's Python Essential Reference).
>
> Is execfile not supported in 3?
>   

That's correct. 

 From http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html you can find this 
line:

    Removed execfile().   Instead of execfile(fn) use exec(open(fn).read()).

Gary Herron

> Thanks,
>
> - Henrik
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