NameError: name 'execfile' is not defined

Henrik Bechmann hbechmann at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 14:10:43 CET 2009


On Mar 12, 3:15 am, Gary Herron <gher... at islandtraining.com> wrote:
> Henrik Bechmann wrote:
> > Newbie issue:
>
> > I downloadedhttp://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.
>
>  Fromhttp://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.htmlyou can find this
> line:
>
>     Removed execfile().   Instead of execfile(fn) use exec(open(fn).read()).
>
> Gary Herron
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > - Henrik
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Excellent. Thanks very much!

- Henrik



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