Don’t Make This Silly Mistake When Learning Python

Don’t Make This Silly Mistake When Learning Python

Python is a forgiving programming language that can have your back even when you make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean you should go out of your way to see how many mistakes you can cram into your code before it breaks. To that end, here’s one silly mistake you should avoid when learning Python because, well, it’s silly. It’s a really common mistake, too.

Make Sure Your Names Are Unique

Make Sure Your Names Are Unique

Python wants to be helpful, so it gives you access to a lot of tools, including standard library modules. This is a strength and an asset most of the time since you can import these libraries whenever you need, but it can also be a weakness when you didn’t mean to import anything. How does this happen? It happens when you name your module something that’s already taken by the standard library. So, you can avoid this silly mistake by being unique with your names and by learning the module names in the Python standard library.

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