Author jfine2358
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Date 2018-08-18.17:15:27
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Summary: There's my problem, and others. I'm willing to provide a patch, if supported.

There's a gotcha here. I fell into it. The docs for eval state
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eval(expression, globals=None, locals=None)
The arguments are a string and optional globals and locals.
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I read this and concluded, fairly I think, that I'm not allowed to pass in a code object [1]. So I didn't read any further. I'd already got the answer to my question.

But I knew that exec would take a code object, so I had doubt, and did my little experiment.

I'd prefer something more like exec, which says
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This function supports dynamic execution of Python code. object must be either a string or a code object.
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There are other problems, such as not agreeing with the help(eval) etc messages (and the still open #22057, #25810):
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eval(source, globals=None, locals=None, /)
    Evaluate the given source in the context of globals and locals.
    
    The source may be a string representing a Python expression
    or a code object as returned by compile().
    The globals must be a dictionary and locals can be any mapping,
    defaulting to the current globals and locals.
    If only globals is given, locals defaults to it.
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exec(source, globals=None, locals=None, /)
    Execute the given source in the context of globals and locals.
    
    The source may be a string representing one or more Python statements
    or a code object as returned by compile().
    The globals must be a dictionary and locals can be any mapping,
    defaulting to the current globals and locals.
    If only globals is given, locals defaults to it.
===

Finally, I'm willing to provide a patch, if supported. (I've not contributed to Python before.)

[1] I'd just read the docs for exec, which is up-front about 'string or code'.
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