What's wrong with my python? I can't use string

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Tue Feb 10 08:20:35 CET 2009


On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 11:13 PM, Frank Potter <could.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a xxx.py which has code as below:
>
> import string
>
> print dir(string)
> print string.printable
>
>
> when I run it, I got the strange error:
>
> "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"gbk\"?>\n"
> "<root>\n"
> "<result>##result##</result>\n"
> "<msg>##msg##</msg>\n"
> "<pass_no>##pass_no##</pass_no>\n"
> "<pot_num>##pot_num##</pot_num>\n"
> "<pots_mashed>##pots_mashed##</pots_mashed>\n"
> "<yb_used>##yb_used##</yb_used>\n"
> "<right>##right##</right>\n"
> "</root>\n"
> ['__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', 'str']
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "del2.py", line 4, in ?
>    print string.printable
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'printable'
>
> It seems that I did not import the right string module I want. Can
> someone give me a clue, please?

Sounds like the wrong `string` module is being imported. What's the
output of `print string.__file__`?

Cheers,
Chris

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