dynamic invoke

Jarek Zgoda jzgoda at o2.usun.pl
Mon Oct 22 10:14:13 CEST 2007

Sushant napisał(a):

> getattr seems to be converting string into function pointer and I am just 
> saying that string cannot be used as a function pointer in Python as may be 
> in PHP.

It seems, but it does not. Getattr performs lookup on object's
attributes dict, it does not "convert" anything. The abstraction of
"function pointer" is also wrong here, it's a reference to an object
(any object, not just function). The result might seems similar, but
works quite differently.

Jarek Zgoda
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