Conversion: execfile --> exec

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 10:31:02 EDT 2016


On Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:41:33 PM UTC+5:30, MRAB wrote:
> On 2016-06-13 14:24, Long Yang wrote:
> > The python 2.x command is as following:
> > ---------------------------
> > info = {}
> > execfile(join('chaco', '__init__.py'), info)
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > But execfile has been removed in python 3.x.
> > So my problem is how to convert the above to a 3.x based command?
> >
> > thanks very much
> >
> Open the file and pass it to exec:
> 
> info = {}
> with open(join('chaco', '__init__.py')) as file:
>      exec(file.read(), info)


I wonder whether this should use importlib instead [yeah really wondering...
not a rhetorical question]

See slide 38-40 http://www.slideshare.net/pydanny/python-worst-practices


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