running a random function

Brian van den Broek broek at cc.umanitoba.ca
Thu Jun 7 18:40:31 CEST 2007


David Bear said unto the world upon 06/07/2007 11:56 AM:
> I would like to write some code that would randomly select a function from a
> list of functions and call it. I was looking in the globals names space and
> randomly selecting items that were of type function.. but I didn't see a
> way of actually running the function.
> 
> Any pointers?
> 

Unless I've missed your meaning:

 >>> import random
 >>> def f(): print 42
...
 >>> def g(): print 24
...
 >>> funcs = [f,g]
 >>> random.choice(funcs)()
24


Best,

Brian vdB



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