How to pass a reference to the current module

James Stroud jstroud at
Sat Aug 4 03:31:39 CEST 2007

Carsten Haese wrote:
> please describe less abstractly what you're trying to do.

You sound like my former thesis adviser.

OK. From an external source, such as configuration file, the user will 
specify the *name* of a function somehow with the assumption that the 
function will be coded somewhere (in the present or other modules) by 
that name. This behavior is to be implemented in a very primitive 
pythoncard-like application wherein the user can specify hooks via a 
configuration file. The configuration file will describe the GUI. To go 
one more step deeper into the rationale, the idea would be to replace 
optparse type behavior with a gui wherein one can type input parameters 
into fields rather than specify them at the command line with optional 

Please take a look at my previous response to myself for one possible 
solution I devised. I don't particularly like it much, however, because 
it seems unnatural.


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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