Calling a function dynamically
ramen at lackingtalent.com
Thu Jan 8 18:32:21 CET 2004
In article <btk1i4$ca4$02$1 at news.t-online.com>, Peter Otten wrote:
> Paradox wrote:
>> I would like to call a function whose name I supply at runtime.
> Here's a way to abuse the  operator (implemented by __getitem__()) to
> dynamically select a method...
>>>> t["run"]("alpha", "beta", "gamma")
> run('alpha', 'beta', 'gamma')
I wouldn't necessarily consider this abuse. This behavior (where
square-bracket- and dot-syntax are functionally equivalent) is the normal
Python is more flexible in giving you the option to have separate namespaces
for items and attributes, but if it makes more sense for an object to merge
the two, I see nothing wrong with it.
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