Eval in Python

I’ll just leave this here for you:

Wait what. Python compiles? That is correct. CPython and PyPy (the implementations worth caring about currently) are in fact creating a code object from the string you pass to exec or eval before executing it. And that’s just one of the things many people don’t know about the exec statement.

It doesn’t always have to be about theory, nor should it be. I might recommend this article for programmers already versed in Python, to read side by side or leading up to SICP’s “Metalinguistic Abstractions” chapter.

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