Author terry.reedy
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Date 2008-09-22.22:44:56
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Interpreter:
>>> globals()
{'__builtins__': <module 'builtins' (built-in)>, '__name__': '__main__',
'__doc__': None, '__package__': None}
>>> globals().clear()
>>> globals()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'globals' is not defined

Though not what one would usually want, .clear() clears all.  One now
has a bare interpreter with import disabled ('__import__' not found).

IDLE:
>>> globals().clear()
>>> __name__
'builtins'
>>> globals()
{'__builtins__': {'bytearray': <class 'bytearray'>,...

Module builtins has become the main module. Assignments are added to the
__builtins__ dict.  I am not sure if this is intended or a bug, but if
IDLE is trying to 'recover' from the 'disabling' of the main module, I
think 'Restart Shell ^F6' would be better.
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