In search of python idiom for accessing arbitrary fields at run time

OKB (not okblacke) brenNOSPAMbarn at
Sun Jul 8 20:31:03 CEST 2007

mshiltonj wrote:
> In python, I'm doing something like this:
>  def three_fields(self, field1, field2, field3):
>       for field in (field1, field2, field3):
>             value = eval('self.' + field) # this is the one I'm
> interested in
>             [...]
> This seems to do what I expect it to do. I'm wondering if that's the
> preferred or standard way to do this in python. I wasn't sure how to
> tease the answer to this question out of Google.

    	I believe you are looking for the getattr function.

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Brendan Barnwell
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