Eval and raw string ??

Frederick Polgardy sentientholon at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 18:09:39 CEST 2007


On Aug 22, 11:06 am, Mark <cree... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Eval() doesn't seem to recognize the r'string' format. Is there a way
> around this.
> Example:
> If I input: ---------> eval("r'C:\tklll\ndfd\bll'")
> I get the output:
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<pyshell#3>", line 1, in <module>
>     eval("r'C:\tklll\ndfd\bll'")
>   File "<string>", line 1
>     r'C:        klll
>             ^
> SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string
>
> The same principle applies for exec.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark

The r'' format is purely for the interpreter; eval wouldn't know the
difference.

Your problem is that eval and exec evaluate source.  You're trying to
do execfile().

Fred




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