variable hell

rafi rafi at free.fr
Thu Aug 25 22:15:11 CEST 2005


Reinhold Birkenfeld wrote:

>>>  exec(eval("'a%s=%s' % (count, value)"))
>>
>>why using the eval?
>>
>>exec ('a%s=%s' % (count, value))
>>
>>should be fine
> 
> And this demonstrates why exec as a statement was a mistake ;)
> 
> It actually is
> 
> exec 'a%s=%s' % (count, value)

Noted.

In the meantime another question I cannot find an answer to: any idea 
why does eval() consider '=' as a syntax error?

 >>> eval ('a=1')
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
   File "<string>", line 1
     a=1
      ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Thanks

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rafi

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