Clearing memory (namespace) before running code

vsoler vicente.soler at
Sat Apr 10 16:33:16 CEST 2010

On Mar 21, 5:18 pm, Jon Clements <jon... at> wrote:
> On 21 Mar, 15:02, vsoler < at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Is there a way to erase/delete/clear memory before a piece of code is
> > run?
> > Otherwise, the objects of the previous run are re-usable, and may
> > bring confusion to the tester.
> > Thank you
> I'm guessing you're using some sort of IDE?
> For instance, in IDLE if the [Python Shell] window is not closed, the
> session is kept. However, there is a menu option 'Shell' which has
> 'Restart Shell'. If you don't see a 'Shell' menu option, then make
> sure IDLE isn't being started with the -n option.
> However I would have thought the 'tester' would be running from a
> terminal/command line/double click jobby, so that a single Python
> session is executed and just runs -- rather than want to use it
> interactively afterwards.
> hth
> Jon.

Hello Jon,

I'm using PythonWin and there is no Shell menu option. And yes, I am
using python interactively.

Perhaps it is simply impossible to delete all the attributes of a
namespace in a single shot?

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