[Python-ideas] cli tool to print value, similar to pydoc

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Apr 7 22:35:30 EDT 2019

On Sun, Apr 07, 2019 at 01:42:46PM +0200, Thomas Gläßle wrote:

> It would be nice to just type, e.g. any of:
>     pyval os.pathsep

How will it know what object os is, without guessing, if you haven't 
imported it?

> There is already a tool like this on PyPI [1] (sadly py2 only atm), but
> if you agree that this is a common pattern,

I always have at least one REPL open for precisely this sort of thing, 
and the interactive interpreter is infinitely more flexible and powerful 
than a tool to print one value.


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