Printing variable names

Dan Bishop danb_83 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 18 23:51:33 CET 2004


Mark McEahern <mark at mceahern.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.479.1074455535.12720.python-list at python.org>...
> Mike wrote:
> 
> >mylist = [a, b, c]
> >
> >I want to print out the names of the variables in mylist (not the
> >values of a, b, and c).  How do I go about doing this.  Thanks.
> 
> There's no simple answer to this.  Consider the fact that you can have 
> more than one name bound to any given mutable instance.

Why did you specify "mutable"?  The same applies to immutable
instances.

> I'm curious what problem you're trying to solve.

So am I.  The question shows up here all the time, but I've never seen
a reason for it.



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