I have no idea what you want here -- it's totally un-Python syntax and
I don't know what 'compilify' is supposed to mean, but:
(a) a Python receives its arguments in sys.argv; you can interactively
import sys and assign anything you want to sys.argv.
(b) The 'os module defines an exec() function with the same
functionality as exec(2) in the C library.
(c) To run a Python script from an interactive Python interpreter, you
can either use the built-in function evalfile(), or (if the script's
file name ends in '.py') import it as a module. The first time you
import a module its statements are executed -- this initializes the
module. To re-run the statements in an imported module, use the
built-in function reload().
>( 2 )
>After I run a script from the shell , I sometimes would like to drop
>into the interpreter to see the values of some things . Is there a
>Python command to do this ?
No, but you can run the script from an interactive Python interpreter,
as explained above.
>See so basically what has happened is I cant use the python shell to
>test values after running a program and I also cant let a script
>running frm csh call the python shell after it has finished so I can
Again I don't know how to interpret your sentence, but maybe I've
answered it anyway?
>( 3 )
>os.popen execs its argument based on its own shell , not the one with
>my PATH environmental variable . As a result , it cant find things
>that are own my path that are not on the default PATH . Besides moving
>the executable to the current directory or another place on the
>default PATH, is there a workaround ?
Sounds like a problem in your C library -- on my system, popen
definitely sees my $PATH. Are you sure you are exporting $PATH from
>Also : all of this is going into a FAQ sheet .
Is this a threat? :-)
--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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