calling a function from string
f.guerrieri at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 11:41:46 CEST 2007
On 10/22/07, james_027 <cai.haibin at gmail.com> wrote:
> i have a function that I could like to call, but to make it more
> dynamic I am constructing a string first that could equivalent to the
> name of the function I wish to call. how could I do that? the string
> could might include name of the module.
> for example
> a_string = 'datetime.' + 'today()'
> how could I call a_string as function?
you could use getattr:
function_name = 'time' # this is a string
module_name = 'time' # this is a string, too
my_function = getattr(module_name, function_name) # this is the
# equivalent to my_function = time.time
my_function() # This is the function call, equivalent to time.time()
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