[Tutor] [Fwd: Re: from string to variable name]
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Thu Oct 5 17:22:18 CEST 2006
On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 09:17 -0500, Luke Paireepinart wrote:
(actually from Frank)
> > I have a parameterized string template, I publish it using
> > print mytemplate % locals()
Original post asked to create variable in local namespace from string.
> so I want to assign a value to a variable whos name is available only
> as a string to me.
> that variable does not exist yet in the local namespace.
> from: t = "myvar"
> to: myvar = 3
You can do something like:
templatevars = dict(locals()) # copy of locals
templatevars[t] = 3
print mytemplate % templatevars
It is OK for templatevars to have extra variables. You will get a
KeyError if templatevars is missing a value.
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