On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:52 AM, koranthala <email@example.com> wrote:
> Â* Â*Is it possible to convert a string to a function parameter?
> str = 'True, type=rect, sizes=[3, 4]'
> and I should be able to use it as:
> test(convert(str)) and the behaviour should be same as calling test
> with those values :
> i.e. test(True, type=rect, sizes=[3, 4])
> I tried eval, but it did not work. And any other mechanism I think
> turns out to be creating a full fledged python parser.
> Is there any mechanism with which we can do this straight away?
Firstly, don't use `str` as a variable name since it conflicts with
the name of the builtin type.
Now here's how to use eval() properly:
[insert standard 'eval() is EVIL!' warning/lecture here]
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