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

Paul Kölle paul at subsignal.org
Tue Nov 2 10:37:54 CET 2010

Its the entry point if the script is executed directly.
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Am 01.11.2010 19:18, schrieb bradenf at hotmail.com:
> Sorry that is what I mean. What is it for?
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> Subject: Re: [Beginer Question] I heard about python needing some
> 	sort	of_VariableName_ boiler plate?
> 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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