On 29 December 2010 15:09, Paul Moore <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
On 29 December 2010 14:46, Michael Foord <fuzzyman@voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> That would be great. I did worry that changing the output would be backwards
> incompatible with code that shells out to Python using "-c", so a different
> command line option would be great. So long as it works with multiple
> statements (semi-colon separated) like the current "-c" behaviour.
> I use this trick for finding the source code of Python modules:
> $ python -c "import os;print os.__file__[:-1]"
> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/os.py

I'd suggest allowing multiple -c and -e options, interspersed as
needed, with each being treated as a separate line, so you could do

$ python -c "import os" -e "os.__file__[:-1]"

(Actually, I'd find "python -c stmt1 -c stmt2" mildly more readable
than "python -c "stmt1; stmt2"" so that's another (equally small)
benefit to me...)

Well, I'd like both. :-)



PS I take Antoine's point that it's a small benefit, but like you, I
find myself needing it quite a lot in practice :-)


Michael Foord


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