Printing variable names
mark at mceahern.com
Sun Jan 18 20:39:57 CET 2004
>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. What if:
a = range(10)
b = a
mylist = [a]
what name do you want printed for the first item in mylist--'a' or 'b'?
One idea is to use a dictionary instead. Then:
for key, value in mydict.iteritems():
print '%(key)s = %(value)s' % locals()
I'm curious what problem you're trying to solve.
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