Using eval, or something like it...

George Sakkis george.sakkis at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 02:16:55 CET 2008


On Nov 19, 7:44 pm, r0g <aioe.... at technicalbloke.com> wrote:
> Hi There,
>
> I know you can use eval to dynamically generate the name of a function
> you may want to call. Can it (or some equivalent method) also be used to
> do the same thing for the variables of a class e.g.
>
> class Foo():
>   bar = 1
>   gum = 2
>
> mylist = ['bar','gum']
>
> a = Foo()
> for each in mylist:
>   a.eval(each) = 999
>
> If so, what is the proper syntax/method for this.

for each in mylist:
    setattr(a, each, 999)


HTH,
George



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