Given a string - execute a function by the same name

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Mon Apr 28 18:33:21 CEST 2008

I'm parsing a simple file and given a line's keyword, would like to call
the equivalently named function.

There are 3 ways I can think to do this (other than a long if/elif

1. eval() 

2. Convert my functions to methods and use getattr( myClass, "method" )

3. Place all my functions in dictionary and lookup the function to be

Any suggestions on the "best" way to do this?

Thank you,

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