Need to write python source with python

crstop at gmail.com crstop at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 19:30:24 CET 2012


On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:56:43 AM UTC-8, Peter Otten wrote:
> crstop at gmail.com 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?

I'm trying to generate the script file that will launch a PythonCard resource file.

very basic example from the documentation.

    #!/usr/bin/python
    """
    __version__ = "$Revision: 1.10 $"
    __date__ = "$Date: 2004/04/24 22:13:31 $"
    """

    from PythonCard import model
    
    class Minimal(model.Background):
        pass
    
    if __name__ == '__main__':
        app = model.Application(Minimal)
        app.MainLoop() 



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