Possible to import a module whose name is contained in a variable?
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Mon Mar 7 11:23:40 CET 2005
Claudio Grondi wrote:
> may I ask you for more details on this?
> Any disadvantages while using exec()
> in this context?
> I try to avoid using any of the
> __xxxx__() functions if possible
> (considering this a good
> programming style).
Avoiding exec (which is a statement, not a function) is much more
important. Since it executes arbitrary code, you can get unpredictable
results from it.
>>> z = "sys; print 'w00t'"
>>> exec "import " + z
Consider the case where z = "shutil; shutil.rmtree('/')"
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