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Author larry
Recipients JelleZijlstra, barry, eric.smith, gvanrossum, kj, larry, lukasz.langa, methane, xtreak
Date 2021-04-24.07:51:34
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The difference between eval_str=True and eval_str=ONLY_IF_STRINGIZED:

def foo(a:int, b:"howdy howdy"): ...

inspect.get_annotations(foo, eval_str=True) throws an exception.
inspect.get_annotations(foo, eval_str=ONLY_IF_STRINGIZED) returns {'a': int, b: 'howdy howdy'}

Type hints have a convention that string annotations are a "forward declaration" and should be eval()uated.  Annotations don't have such a convention--a string is a legal annotation, and is not required to be valid Python.
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