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NameError: name 'main' is not defined

hey guys,

When i try to run my code I get an error. NameError name 'main is not

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  1. if __name__ == "__main__":
  2. main()
  4. filename = "addbook.dat"
  6. def main():
  7. theMenu = '''
  8. 1) Add Entry
  9. 2) Remove Entry
  10. 3) Find Entry
  11. 4) Quit and Save
  12. '''
  13. theBook = {}
  14. readBook(theBook)
  15. choice = getChoice(theMenu)
  16. while choice != 4:
  17. if choice == 1:
  18. addEntry(book)
  19. elif choice == 2:
  20. removeEntry(book)
  21. elif choice == 3:
  22. findEntry(book)
  23. else:
  24. print "Invalid choice, try again."
  25. choice = getChoice(theMenu)
  26. saveBook(theBook)
  29. def readbook(book):
  30. import os
  31. if os.path.exists(filename):
  32. store = open(filename,'r')
  33. for line in store:
  34. name = line.rstrip()
  35. entry = store.net().rstrip
  36. book[name] = entry
  37. store.close()
  39. def saveBook(book):
  40. store = open(filename,'w')
  41. for name,entry in book.items():
  42. store.write(name + '\n')
  43. store.write(entry + '\n')
  44. store.close()
  46. def getChoice(menu):
  47. print menu
  48. choice = int( raw_input("Select a choice(1-4): ") )
  49. return choice
  51. def addEntry(book):
  52. name=raw_input("Enter a name: ")
  53. entry = raw_input("Enter a street, town and phone number: ")
  54. book[name] = entry
  56. def removeEntry(book):
  57. name=raw_input("Enter a name: ")
  58. del(book[name])
  60. def findEntry(book):
  61. name = raw_input("Enter a name: ")
  62. if name in book:
  63. print name, book[name]
  64. else: print "Sorry, no entry for: ",name
Dec 19 '07 #1
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jolly wrote:
hey guys,

When i try to run my code I get an error. NameError name 'main is not

if __name__ == "__main__":
Put this at the end of the file. Currently, it is getting executed before the
code that defines main().

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco

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