An idiom for code generation with exec

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Fri Jun 20 09:17:23 CEST 2008

eliben a écrit :
> Hello,
> In a Python program I'm writing I need to dynamically generate
> functions[*] 

> [*] I know that each time a code generation question comes up people
> suggest that there's a better way to achieve this, without using exec,
> eval, etc. 

Just to make things clear: you do know that you can dynamically build 
functions without exec, do you ?

> But in my case, for reasons too long to fully lay out, I
> really need to generate non-trivial functions with a lot of hard-coded
> actions for performance.

Just out of curiousity : could you tell a bit more about your use case 
and what makes a simple closure not an option ?

> And there's no problem of security
> whatsoever. If someone is very interested in the application, I will
> elaborate more.

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