[Python-Dev] adding save() and load() function for interactive use
gerrit at nl.linux.org
Mon Dec 1 13:30:30 EST 2003
I have a proposal to enhance the usefulness of Python for learning
I think that for learning Python, it would be nice to
save the current namespace to a file using a builtin
save() function (and corresponding load()). For
beginning programmers, it would be nice to be able to
tinker interactively with the shell, defining functions
and maybe even classes, with which they can continue
later on. save() is easily implemented by pickling
locals(); load() is easily implemented by updating
locals() while unpickling it. The functions would take
a filename (string) as an argument. In Idle, they could be
in the menu. Like the _ variable, load() and save() are
only present in the interactive shell (some global
.pythonrc?). Example usage:
>>> def foo():
... raw_input("Do you like it?" )
... print "Great!"
Do you like it? yes
Note that this code is untested.
I think this would be a nice addition to Python 2.4.
105. If the agent is careless, and does not take a receipt for the
money which he gave the merchant, he can not consider the unreceipted
money as his own.
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