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eval( string )

Note: Strings representing object names and arguments must be separated by commas. This is not depicted in the synopsis.

eval is NOT undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

This function takes a string which contains MEL code and evaluates it using the MEL interpreter. The result is converted into a Python data type and is returned. If an error occurs during the execution of the MEL script, a Python exception is raised with the appropriate error message.

Return value

Anydepending on input.

Python examples

import maya.mel as mel

mel.eval('match "a+b+" "abbcc"')
# Result: abb #

# Eval can be used to access global MEL variables. For example, the following
# assigns the current value in $gMainWindow to a Python variable.

# Print the value retrieved.
print myPythonVar
# Result: MayaWindow