Random/anonymous class methods

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 27 14:11:27 CEST 2008


philly_bob <b0bm00r3 at gmail.com> writes:

> In the sample program below, I want to send a random method to a class
> instance.
> In other words, I don't know which method to send until run-time.  How
> can I send ch, which is my random choice, to the myclass instance?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bob=
>
> ####
> import random
>
> class myclass(object):
>    def meth1(self):
>       print 'meth1'
>    def meth2(self):
>       print 'meth2'
>
> c=myclass()
> meths=['meth1', 'meth2']
> ch=random.choice(meths)
> c.ch()

This will work:
getattr(c, ch)()

Getattr(c, "meth1") is equivalent to c.meth1.  Or you could do:

meths = [c.meth1, c.meth2]
ch = random.choice(meths)
ch()

-- 
Arnaud



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