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Change in interactive interpreter?

I remember the interactive interpreter used to define the name _ to
return the value of the last expression that was evaluated. However, I
tried it just today and got a NameError. Is this a change in the
interpreter or is there a configuration option I need to set to enable it?

Thanks!

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The Pythonista wrote:
I remember the interactive interpreter used to define the name _ to
return the value of the last expression that was evaluated. However, I
tried it just today and got a NameError. Is this a change in the
interpreter or is there a configuration option I need to set to enable it?

Thanks!

Try again. I think you'll find it's still there -- although you have to
execute a something that returns a value before it's set for the first time.

Gary Herron
Jun 27 '08 #2
On Fri, 06 Jun 2008 11:36:13 -0700, Gary Herron wrote:
Try again. I think you'll find it's still there -- although you have to
execute a something that returns a value before it's set for the first
time.
That was, indeed the problem. Boy do I feel silly now. :-)

Thanks

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