Need to write python source with python

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Tue Feb 28 12:56:43 EST 2012

crstop at wrote:

> I'm new to Python but have experience with a few other programming
> languages(Java, Perl, JavaScript).
> I'm using Python 2.7.2 and I'm trying to create and write to a file (.py)
> a python class and functions from python. I will also need to later read
> and edit the file. I realize I could just write strings using the
> available string and file writing methods but suspect there is a better
> way than that.
> I have read about pickle, ast, and Django; searched this group and the web
> but haven't found a solution that seems to fit. Any suggestion?

Due to Python's dynamic nature it is rarely necessary to generate Python 
code. What are you actually trying to achieve?

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