evaluate a variable

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Sat Sep 15 00:40:24 CEST 2001


You might also consider using help:

>>> import pydoc
>>> import sys
>>> pydoc.help(sys)
Help on built-in module sys:

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Emile van Sebille
emile at fenx.com

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<dimitry_snezhkov at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1000475537.30387.python-list at python.org...
> Hi, List
>
> I just started learning Python. Of, course , reading  output of
> __doc__
> is very pleasant. I decided to output documentation for every def in
> a module. How do I evaluate a variable that is dynamicaly generated.
> Sort of hello.$bye.see_ya in Perl :
>
> Here's my code :
>
>     import sys
>
>     for each in range(len(dir(sys))):
>         method='sys' + '.' + dir(sys)[each] + '.' + '__doc__'
>         ## i cannot do
>         print method.__doc__
>         ## this doesn't evaluate method properly.
>         ## Does eval work in this situation?
>
> Also, please, let me know if what I am trying to do is awkward way of
> doing it. How does Python approach such evaluation.
>
> Thanks you.
>
>




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