[Tutor] Is IDLE prone to memory losses ?
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 17:21:46 -0000
> That is the point : instead of telling me about the real
> mistake I made it
> says that :
> "if x1 >360:" is on line 9, where it actually was
> _before_ I made the change, but isn't anymore, far from it.
> Now, if I close the editing window and reopen it, run the script,
> I'll get an error message just like the one
> you got and that makes sense.
Are you by any chance running your script by importing it into
the interactive window in IDLE?
If so the changes you make in the editor won't show up until
you reload() the module. That might explain the behaviour you see.
Just a guess.
If I'm right be aware that reload has some quirks to watch out
for, in particular it only works if you do:
not if you do:
from foo import *
Also if you remove a definiton from a loaded module and reload
the old definition will probably still be there!
I usually find it easier (ie safer!) to create the module with
a stanza like:
if __name__ = "__Main__":
# test the program here
at the end.
That way I run it from IDLE using the CTRL-F5 key and there are
no import artifacts left over
OTOH If you are already doing that then I don't know whats