A variables variables

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Aug 24 03:24:29 CEST 2008

Gandalf wrote:
> how can I declare a variable with another variable  name?
> for example  I will use PHP:
> $a= "hello";
> $a_hello="baybay";
> print ${'a_'.$a)  //output: baybay
> how can i do it with no Arrays using  python

Others have given you the direct answer.  But using lists or dicts is 
almost always a better solution in Python than synthesizing global/local 
namespace names.

print a['hello']

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