[mod_python] mod_python and execfile

amit amit at digitalpeers.com
Mon Jun 20 18:59:07 EDT 2005

Hello Grisha,

    def main():
        req.write('Hello there!')

    if __name__=='__main__':
        import test_mod              # test_mod.py is the name of the script
        ret = test_mod.main()

Nothing happend.
I guessed that __name__ under mod_python might behave differently so I 
changed the '==' to '!=' and got the following traceback:

	Mod_python error: "PythonHandler pythonframe"

	Traceback (most recent call last):

	  File "F:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\mod_python\apache.py", line 299, in HandlerDispatch
	    result = object(req)

	  File "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/mod_python/\pythonframe.py", line 91, in handler
	    execfile(req.filename, {'req':req})

	  File "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/mod_python/test_mod.py", line 6, in ?
	    ret = test_mod.main()

	  File "C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/mod_python/\test_mod.py", line 2, in main
	    req.write('Hello there!')

	NameError: global name 'req' is not defined


I tried using the usual method to call main()
Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:

> What calls the main() function below?
> Grisha
> On Mon, 20 Jun 2005, amit wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   I am using mod_pyton to write a collection of scripts. And I am 
>> facing the following problem:
>> I use the handler to execute a script. And I try to pass the req 
>> object to it:
>> def handler(req):
>>    execfile(req.filename, {'req':req})
>> in the script I have the following code:
>> def main():
>>   req.write('Hello there!')
>> I know that the script is executed but I don't get the 'hello there!' 
>> message in my browser. Can anyone help?
>> Thanks
>>   Amit
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