calling a function from string

Shane Geiger sgeiger at ncee.net
Mon Oct 22 15:59:59 CEST 2007


>>> exec("import datetime") ; exec("x = datetime." + "date." + "today()")
>>> print x
2007-10-22




james_027 wrote:
> hi,
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks
> james
>
>   


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