One line command line filter
tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Sep 6 01:02:04 CEST 2011
On 9/5/2011 5:32 PM, Jon Redgrave wrote:
>>> Am I missing something obvious?
>> ls | python -c "for line in __import__('sys').stdin: print (line.upper())"
> Ah, so I am missing something - it is possible - but 'obvious'?
> Do people think it should be more accessible
__import__ is well-documented and is listed in the index of the builtin
functions chapter. "Direct use of __import__() is rare, except in cases
where you want to import a module whose name is only known at runtime."
could be explanded to include "or where you want to import as part of an
Every Python programmer should peruse that chapter to learn what is
available for possible future use.
Terry Jan Reedy
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