registering objects?

Lewis Bergman lbergman at
Mon Jan 7 13:12:34 CET 2002

I was so clueless here I didn't even know where to look in the documentation.
This is my first python program and the object oriented stuff is getting me I 

The situation is this:
I have a couple of classes that are used with SimpleXMLRPCServer.
I need to use it's register_function() method to enable the use of the 
imported classes methods.
I could just run down the whole list with a bunch of 
register_function(class.method) statements but I was hoping to loop through 
them. But, either I cannot do it or I am so daft I can't figure out the 
correct way to do it.

Here is the offending code:
server = SimpleXMLRPCServer(("localhost", 8000))

# instantiate classes
NixUser = NixUser.NixUser()
icradiusUser = icradiusUser.icradiusUser()

# a List of classes to loop through
importedClass = [NixUser, icradiusUser]
for name in importedClass:
	for method in dir(name):
		# only register methods that don't start with a "_"
		if re.match("^[_]", method) is None:

Which yeilds this error:

[root at lewis test]# ./
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 15, in ?
AttributeError: NixUser instance has no attribute 'method'

Now that it tells me that it seems obvious. Of course it doesn't have a 
"method" attribute. The question is this. Is it possible to do this kind of 
dynamic thing or should I just code a bunch of 
type deals and forget about it.
Lewis Bergman
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