Getting a list of an object's methods?

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at
Sun Jun 22 17:24:12 CEST 2003

Jeremy Yallop <jeremy at> writes:

> Freddie wrote:
> > I've been having some issues trying to get a list of the methods of a class. 
> > In 2.2.3, this code gives me all of the object's variables and methods:
> > 
> > for thing in dir(self):
> >     	print 'thing:', thing
> > 
> > In 2.1.3, on several different machines/OSes (Linux and FreeBSD), only the 
> > variables show up. The same thing happens with __dict__. Is there a way to do 
> > this that will work on 2.1.x, 2.2.x, and I guess 2.3.x as well? 
>   self.__class__.__dict__

No, that won't work reliably because not all instances have __class__ and not
all types/classes have __dict__s (those with __slots__, e.g and also some C


>>> import inspect, operator
>>> inspect.getmembers(foo, operator.isCallable)

for a start (should come pretty close, although it will also give you callables
that aren't methods). You'll have to check this for 2.1, but if I remember
rightly it ough to work.


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