(Easy ??) question about class definition

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Mar 8 02:33:22 CET 2000

Gregoire Welraeds wrote:
> When an item of my
> menu is selected, I want to execute some action... The action I want to
> perform is different for each item.

You can assign a method of any object to the 'action'
attribute of the entry, and the method will know what
object it belongs to. Try this out and see what gets

class entry:
  def __init__(self, name, action):
    self.name= name
    self.action= action
  def selected(self):

class thingy:
  def __init__(self, bauble):
    self.bauble = bauble
  def frobulate(self):
    print "Frobulating a thing with bauble =", self.bauble

my_thingy = thingy(42)

my_entry = entry("Frobulate", my_thingy.frobulate)


I also corrected a couple of errors in class entry.
The selected() method was missing a self argument, and
you shouldn't be using exec() there, just calling the
action function directly.

Hope that helps,

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
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