setting variables in the local namespace
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Tue Oct 13 18:05:03 CEST 2009
Say I have a piece of code like this:
mname = model.__name__
fname = mname+'_order'
value = request.GET.get('order')
value = request.session.get(
Now, if I want to do *exactly* the same thing with a variable named
'sort', I have to copy and paste the above code or do something hacky
like have a dict called "vars" and manipulate that, or factor the above
into a function and take the hit on the extra function call...
What I'd be looking for is something like:
Now, I got horribly flamed for daring to be so heretical as to suggest
this might be a desirable thing in #python, so I thought I'd ask here
before trying to take this to python-dev or writing a PEP:
- what is so wrong with wanting to set a variable in the local namespace
based on a name stored in a variable?
- have I missed something that lets me do this already?
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