exec with custom dict

Anand anandology at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 12:28:13 CEST 2008


I am trying to use exec with custom dict.
I am trying to print the value of variable x in 2 places. It is
printing it at the first place and failing at the second place.

class Env(dict):
    def __getitem__(self, key):
        return self.get(key, key)

code = """
print x
def f(): return x

env = Env()
exec(code, env)
print env['f']()

Here is the output I'm getting.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "a.py", line 14, in <module>
    print env['f']()
  File "<string>", line 3, in f
NameError: global name 'x' is not defined

Can somebody explain me what is happening?


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