Getting a list of an object's methods?

Jeremy Yallop jeremy at jdyallop.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Jun 23 23:11:26 CEST 2003


Alexander Schmolck wrote:
> The premises are right, but they don't entail the conclusion. `dir`s behavior
> is not guaranteed to be stable, but `inspect.getmembers`'s obviously is [1].

[further logic and "obvious" things snuipped]

All very well, but inspect.getmembers is implemented using dir() /now/, 
and doesn't return all of the methods in the /currently-existing/ 
versions of Python that the OP wants to use.  It isn't an appropriate
solution, unfortunately.

> I don't think "What methods does this object have?" is a question
> that only a python wizard should be able to ask and receive a
> well-defined answer.

Well, that's certainly true.

Jeremy.




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