Calling a function dynamically

anton muhin antonmuhin at rambler.ru
Thu Jan 8 16:53:57 CET 2004


Paradox wrote:

> I would like to call a function whose name I supply at runtime.
> Something like this but it didn't work
> 
> functionName = 'run'
> instance = ClassDef()
> args = [1, 2]
> 
> #want the dynamic equivalant of
> #instance.run(*args)
> 
> #This didn't work cause there was no __call__ attribute. Why?
> value = instance.__call__[functionName](*args)
> 
> 
> 
> 
>                Thanks Joey

This should work:
getattr(instance, functionName)(*args)

regards,
anton.



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