[Tutor] re-initialising shells
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Dec 21 09:47:24 CET 2007
"Jim Morcombe" <jmorcombe at westnet.com.au> wrote
> I have changed qwerty and saved it away.
> I have then run my program (F5) and the program acts as
> if it is using an old version of qwerty.
You need to "reload" the module to pick up the changes.
Help on built-in function reload in module __builtin__:
reload(module) -> module
Reload the module. The module must have been successfully
In addition there is a Restart menu option in IDLE that will
give you a new empty shell environment if you have lots of imported
However I'm not sure if reload will work if you use the from X import
approach since that imports all of the names rather than the module
In that case restart is probably the best bet - or switch to the safer
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