[Python-ideas] python -c "..." should output result like the interpreter

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Dec 29 14:36:53 CET 2010

Hello all,

I often use python as a calculator or for simple operations using -c. It
would be enormously useful if python -c "..." would output on stdout the
result of the last evaluated expression in the same way that the interactive
interpreter does.

The following outputs nothing:

    python -c "12 / 4.1"

So you always have to prefix expressions with print to see the result.




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