how to dynamically instantiate an object inheriting from several classes?

Joe Strout joe at
Sat Nov 22 15:32:07 CET 2008

On Nov 21, 2008, at 7:02 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

>> I have a function that takes a reference to a class,
> Hmmm... how do you do that from Python code? The simplest way I can  
> think
> of is to extract the name of the class, and then pass the name as a
> reference to the class, and hope it hasn't been renamed in the  
> meantime...

Please quit trying to confuse the kids at home.  Classes in Python are  
first-class objects, and any time you refer to a class or any other  
object in Python, what you have is a reference to it.


- Joe

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