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pre-edit stuff persists in a reloaded a module

On 10/5/19 1:48 PM, Friedrich Rentsch wrote:
> Hi all,
> Python 2.7. I habitually work interactively in an Idle window. 
> Occasionally I correct code, reload and find that edits fail to load. 
> I understand that reloading is not guaranteed to reload everything, 
> but I don't understand the exact mechanism and would appreciate some 
> illumination. Right now I am totally bewildered, having deleted and 
> garbage collected a module and an object, reloaded the module and 
> remade the object and when I inspect the corrected source 
> (inspect.getsource ( I see the uncorrected source, which 
> isn't even on the disk anymore. The command 'reload' correctly 
> displays the name of the source, ending '.py', indicating that it 
> recognizes the source being newer than the compile ending '.pyc'. 
> After the reload, the pyc-file is newer, indicating that it has been 
> recompiled. But the runtime error persist. So the recompile must have 
> used the uncorrected old code. I could kill python with signal 15, but 
> would prefer a targeted purge that doesn't wipe clean my Idle 
> workbench. (I know I should upgrade to version 3. I will as soon as I 
> get around to it. Hopefully that will fix the problem.)
> Thanks for comments
> Frederic
Closing the thread with thanks to all who responded, offering excellent