A newbie in more need....

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Oct 1 07:18:24 CEST 2004

Robert Brewer wrote:

> Chris Patton wrote:
>>I am writing a program that writes a number of classes, which are all
>>fundementally the same thing. The only thing that is different is the
>>names. Therefore, I need to write a bunch of classes in the quickest
>>time I can. Here's what I was thinking of:
>>num = 1
>>while num < 20:
>>      exec 'class bug'+num+':'
>>      exec '      gender = "m"'
>>      exec '      size = 0'
>>      exec '      skill = 0'
>>Obviously, the "exec" statement severley slows the time it takes to
>>write these classes. I need a new method! If possible I would like to
>>avoid the use of the "exec" statement alltogether.

[excellent fumanchu code]

having said that, usually when somebody suggests they need to 
dynamically create names in this way, it's often an indication that the 
created objects should be kept in a dictionary.

How are you going to look these things up? What will be making the 
creator calls to bug1(), bug2(), and so on, and why couldn't it make 
calls to bug[1](), bug[2](), and so on?

A little more detail might get you an even better solution.


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