convert string literal to object attribute

BiraRai birarai at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 20:18:15 CET 2008


On Oct 31, 3:00 pm, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_... at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 11:40:02 -0700, BiraRai wrote:
> > def getAttributeForProperty(self,rollnumber,attribute):
> >    # attribute have the value _ward
> >    '''
> >    If year is null then use current year. Returns the value of the
> >    attribute for the given roll number '''
> >    print 'Searching for attribute', attribute for index, i in
> >    enumerate(self._aa):
> >        if (rollnumber == i._roll_number) and ( hasattr
> (i,attribute) ) :
> >            print index,i.attribute (COMPILER ERROR HERE) return
> i.attribute
> >            return
> >    print "\n"
> >    return
>
> > i want i.attribute to be treated as i._ward
>
> Look at the `getattr()` function.
>
> > I get a compile error "instance has no attribute 'attribute' " which i
> > understand.  how do i fix this
>
> It's not a compile error but a runtime error.
>
> Ciao,
>         Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

Thanks Marc, worked great.




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