binding names doesn't affect the bound objects

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sun Jul 27 03:34:45 CEST 2008


"D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <darcy at druid.net> writes:

> Hmm.  Are you saying that the following doesn't work?
> 
> $ python
> >>> f = open("test", "w")
> >>> import sys
> >>> sys.stdout = f
> >>> print "test message"
> >>> sys.exit(0)
> $ cat test
> test message
> 
> > In other words, you can't change the object used by the 'print'
> > statement only by re-binding names (which is *all* that is done by
> > the '=' operator).
> 
> Apparently I can.

I admit to not trying any of the above. I was explaining the behaviour
reported by the original poster, without experimenting to see if I
could reproduce the behaviour.

Thanks for being more diligent.

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