syntax for -c cmd
fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri May 12 08:47:05 CEST 2006
Edward Elliott wrote:
> Now this is interesting. I broke the line up into separate arguments and it
> seemed to work fine:
> $ python -c 'if 1==1: print "yes"' 'else: print "no"'
> But then I tested the else branch and it produces no output:
> $ python -c 'if 1==0: print "yes"' 'else: print "no"'
> If putting the else in a separate arg unbinds it from the if, I would expect
> a syntax error. If OTOH naked elses are allowed on the command line for
> some odd reason, then this shouldn't happen:
> $ python -c 'else: print "no"'
> File "<string>", line 1
> else: print "no"
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> What's with the silent failure in the two-arg version? If the else arg is
> syntactically acceptable, why doesn't it behave as expected?
$ python -c 'import sys; print sys.argv' 'else: print "no"'
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