File-like objects name attribute.

Noah noah at noah.org
Sun Jan 5 19:14:58 CET 2003


I'm creating a file-like object. According to the current doc page:

    http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/bltin-file-objects.html#l2h-175
    name 
        If the file object was created using open(), the name of the file. 
        Otherwise, some string that indicates the source of the file object,
        of the form "<...>". This is a read-only attribute and may not 
        be present on all file-like objects. 

What does the form "<...>" mean? Does this mean I should include < > around
the  name for my file-like object? For my purposes, I don't much care. 
I just want to be complete.

In my case, I am implementing a pure Python expect module. 
My file-like class spawns a child process and lets you talk to it like a file.
I want to have name represent the command and arguments of the child process
that was spawned. For exmaple, which of the following is more correct:
        name = "/bin/ls -la /etc"
or
        name = "</bin/ls -la /etc>"

Yours,
Noah




More information about the Python-list mailing list