Naming class instances in real time
fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Aug 12 15:46:07 EDT 2002
Neil MacMillan wrote:
> Is there a clean way for me to name class instances (or variables, or
> whathaveyou without hard-coding the names?
> For example, if I wanted to make objects representing people:
> >>>class People():
> ... pass
> Can I then have a limited but unknown number of instances of
> that class in a running program named:
> >>>person0 = People()
> >>>person1 = People()
> >>>person2 = People()
why not do like everyone else, and put your instances
in a list?
persons = 
for i in range(some_random_integer):
persons = [People() for i in range(some_random_integer)]
> ...and so on until the number of instances of People() is equal
> to any randomly generated integer, and each instance is named
it can be done, but as usual, Python works better if you use it
to write Python code.
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