Poll on Eval in Python

TerryP bigboss1964 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 00:32:32 CEST 2009


On Oct 14, 9:48 pm, Kazimir Majorinc <em... at false.false> wrote:
> Do you think
> it would be better if I asked that? That result would
> be significantly different?
>

Not really. The eval, exec, and compile builtins are more or less
related and serve similar purposes, but don't seem to be highly used
in Python. There's just not a great need of it in many typical
applications. That being said though, a language without the ability
to eval is like dancing with cement shoes ;).



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