[Tutor] puzzled by main()
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 20 09:47:16 CEST 2004
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Dick Moores wrote:
> I wrote intSpell.py for practice with integers, strings and modules. It
> works fine by itself, but I'd like to figure out how to use it as a
> module which I can import and use as intSpell(n).
Sounds good! Let's take a look.
> Is my use of main() the problem? Or if not, what should I do?
One thing to clarify here: a module can provide more than one function to
the outside world, so Python has no idea that main() is function you mean
when you say:
With what you have right now, it looks more like:
which probably isn't what you want.
So you have to, well, spell it out to Python. *grin* Rename the main()
function to intSpell(). Also, modify it so it takes in 'n' as a
parameter. Otherwise, we won't be able to say:
for any given n.
If you have more questions on this, please feel free to ask. Also, take a
look at the first two sections of:
The official tutorial has a good example with the "fibonacci numbers
module" that's similar in spirit to what you're doing with a
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