Opposite of repr() (kind of)

TimeHorse TimeHorse at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 13:37:09 CEST 2008

On Apr 21, 7:05 am, Guillermo <guillermo.lis... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> How can I turn a string into a callable object/function?
> I have a = 'len', and I want to do: if callable(eval(a)): print
> "callable", but that doesn't quite work the way I want. :)
> Regards,
> Guillermo

What version of Python are you using?  I just tried
"callable(eval('len'))" on Python 2.5.1 and got True, and eval('len')
returns <built-in function len>.

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