Getting method name from within the class method

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Wed Oct 18 23:53:38 CEST 2006

Mitko Haralanov wrote:
> I need to be able to get the name of the currently executed method
> within that method. I know that the method object does have the
> __name__ attribute but I know know how to access it from withing the
> method.
> Something like this:
> class A:
> ....
>     def a_method (self, this, that):
>          print <__name__>
> a = A ()
> a.a_method()
> 'a_method'
> Thanx for your help!

Since you KNOW you are in the method, you can hardcode it:

    def a_method(self, this, than):
        print "a_method"

There's nothing to be gained from accessing a variable unless
you are going to be calling some other method to do the printing.


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