use strings to call functions

Klaus Neuner klausneuner72 at
Wed Feb 10 14:24:33 CET 2010

On Feb 10, 12:55 pm, Bruno Desthuilliers <bruno.
42.desthuilli... at websiteburo.invalid> wrote:
> KlausNeunera écrit :
> > All right, I admit that eval() is evil and should never be used.
> Can you tell the difference between your above statement and the following:

As already pointed out in my second post (though perhaps not
explicitly enough), I like the getattr-stuff better than eval(). That
is why I will not use eval(). I don't have a reason to use eval(). All
I wanted to say is this: If there are no circumstances at all under
which eval() can reasonably be used, then it should not be part of
Python. As it is part of Python (and as Python is a carefully designed
language), there will most probably some situations in which one might
want to use it.

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