Could someone please give an example?
rozzin at geekspace.com
Fri Jun 25 19:27:19 EDT 1999
Emile van Sebille wrote:
> I'm new at this, but it seems I've read that the tracestack is
> available. Might it be possible to read in the calling line number,
> then parse the source code for your 'name'?
Sure, but what'd be the point?
Let's say that you define a function to tell you the name:
Now, if you can call that function, with an instance as an argument, then you
already know what `name' you are calling it by.
If you've got an instanced produced and `stored' by something like...
i = C()
... then you need to call `tn(i)'--there you go, "i" is the name of the class,
If you want the program to decide which variable to look at, then you need to
use something like `eval(XXX)', where `XXX' is an expression that returns a
string, so, if you want to know the `name' of the variable, there, then you can
just turn to whatever `XXX' returned.
I've yet to see a reason why this `finding the name of an instance' is needed,
or what it accomplishes. Just by virtue of `the only name that an instance has
is what you give it', there really /shouldn't/ be a problem--if you give it a
name, you should be able to `remember' what the name is, or at least where you
Would someone please give an example of the use of this, assuming that we
have a function that does it (say..., `tn(xxx)')?
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