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Python4Kids: New Tutorial - Keeping Code

Apr 21, 2011, 02:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by brendanscott)

[ Thanks to Brendan Scott for this link. ]

"Well, so far we've learnt about storing data (either flat in file, or as an object which Python does in pickles which are also data in files, but with some structure) but we don't know anything about storing the code we are typing. This means that we need to go through the tedium of typing stuff in all the time (or cutting and pasting I guess). It is especially tedious when we mistype something.

"In order to do some more complex things in Python we really need to be able to store our code somewhere so that typing mistakes we make don't mean we have to re-type the whole kit and kaboodle. We could, if we really wanted to, open a file from within our Python prompt and write code to the file (as a flat file):"

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