Tutorial - section 8.5 -- User Defined Execptions?

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Thu Apr 17 23:17:34 CEST 2003

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 10:58:44 -0700, Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:

>Bengt Richter wrote:
>> What other use is there (outside of strings and comments)?
>> Have we purposely been set up for gaucheries?
>> ;-)
>In shell-like languages, the backquotes are used to mean "Execute what's
>in between the backquotes as a shell command, and then substitute the
>(stdout) output of that command and continue, e.g.:
Yes, I'm aware. I thought we were talking about `...` in Python ;-)
(I'm also aware that they're on Guido's regrets list
http://www.python.org/doc/essays/ppt/regrets/PythonRegrets.pdf )

I guess my smiley needed more oomph 8-<;^D

Bengt Richter

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