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Remove assertion that argv[0] is a non-empty string in slistartup #947

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stinebuu commented May 2, 2018

This PR fixes #933

Python defines argv[0] to be an empty string if no script is passed to the Python interpreter. That means that if we import NEST directly from the python interpreter in an interactive session, and not from within a script, argv[0] should be an empty string. However in slistartup we assert that argv[0] is non-empty, and so we are not able to import NEST.

Previously we defined argv[0] to be "pynest" if we opened NEST with python, but this was removed in #840, so I now remove the assertion in slistartup, as the assertion is not needed anymore.

Remove assertion that argv[0] is a non-empty string, as argv[0] is
defined by Python to be an empty string if no script name is passed to
the Python interpreter.

@heplesser heplesser merged commit 6891900 into nest:master May 2, 2018

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