Poll on Eval in Python

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Tue Oct 20 18:30:25 CEST 2009


On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 23:48:11 +0200, Kazimir Majorinc wrote:

>> (note: exec in python is more in spirit of eval then C-style exec
>> functions)
> 
> I thought about that, but decided not to ask about it
> in poll, because I wanted to compare opinions on eval
> specifically, not on all similar features.

One language's "eval" isn't the same as another's. E.g. there's a big
difference between Lisp's "eval" (which takes an s-expression as an
argument) and an "eval" which takes a string as an argument.

The former is fine; the latter should be prohibited by law, and preferably
by international treaty.




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