Can you create a class from a string name

Brian Quinlan brian at
Fri Feb 28 22:58:22 CET 2003

> is there a way to create a class object or an instance object for a
> class if you have the name of the class as a string at the runtime.
> For example, in Java you can create a 'Class' object as:
> Class.forname ('<classname>')

class = eval('<classname>')
instance = eval('<classname>')(<constructor_args>)


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