[Tutor] conditional execution

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pytut at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 18:24:16 CEST 2014

Hi Patti,

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Patti Scott <pscott_74 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I've been cheating:  comment out the conditional statement and adjust the
> indents. But, how do I make my program run with if __name__ == 'main':
> main() at the end?  I thought I understood the idea to run a module called
> directly but not a module imported.  My program isn't running, though.

The simple fix to get you going is to change your ``if __name__ ==
'main':`` statement to ``if __name__ == '__main__':`` (add two
underscores on each side of "main").  To debug this for yourself, try
putting ``print(__name__)`` right before your ``if __name__ ...``
line, and see what is printed when you run it in different ways.

Hope this helps, and if you need any more help or a more in-depth
explanation of what's going on, please don't hesitate to ask :)


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