Evaluate a string
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- Subject: [mg25129] Evaluate a string
- From: Phlip <phlip_cpp at my-deja.com>
- Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 03:14:49 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
The inner problem. In Perl, for example, you can evaluate a string back
in thru the Perl parser:
my x = 0;
eval "x = 3";
assert (x == 3);
I have a string containing Mathematica language code. How do I evaluate
it as a Mathematica statement?
Taking the code out of the string is not an option. (But I could
conceivably write the string to a file, and then Load or Run this. But
I can't find a Mathematica command to load a file and execute it.)
The outer problem:
I'm trying to turn Mathematica into a server, using Python's PYML
package. This cleverly wraps up all the Mathematica language primitives
into Python primitives, so you _don't_ need to evaluate strings; you
just add and subtract Python objects. I don't want that; I just need
glue that takes in the string from some client, warms up MathLink,
submits the string, and gets the results off the drive.
To do this the MathLink way, I need to use MLEvaluateString().
But this is not a real MathLink function (!?). It's code you get
automagically generated using the Mathematica Template preprocessor.
I can't use that, because PYML already has a ML.c, which is a finished,
working program that does not use the preprocessor. I don't want to
rewrite it or retrofit it. If I try to copy-n-paste MLEvaluateString
from a template-based project, it suffers runaway dependencies.
Where is the optimal path thru all this to some simple environmental
features that all other languages have???
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