Congratulations! You now know how to create Python
Here’s what you covered:
Knowing the value of the
__name__variable is important to write code that serves the dual purpose of executable script and importable module.
__name__takes on different values depending on how you executed your Python file.
__name__will be equal to:
"__main__"when the file is executed from the command line or with
python -m(to execute a package’s
- The name of the module, if the module is being imported
- Python programmers have developed a set of best practices to use when you want to develop reusable code.
To learn more about the concepts covered in this course, check out What Does if name == “main” Do in Python?.
Now you’re ready to go write some awesome Python
main() function code!
Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course! What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the discussion section and let us know.