[Beginer Question] I heard about python needing some sort of_VariableName_ boiler plate?

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Nov 1 18:33:22 CET 2010

On 01/11/2010 04:51, Ben Finney wrote:
> bradenf at hotmail.com writes:
>> Sorry, to clarify I heard that when you declare a variable in python
>> you have to use some sort of standard boiler plate _variable_ however
>> this has not been my experience using IDLE so is this even true?
> I don't know what “some sort of boiler plate _variable_” might mean.
> Can you point to someone's actual message saying this, so we can see
> what they might be talking about?
Perhaps the OP means:

     if __name__ == "__main__":

although the "declare a variable" bit has me puzzled.

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