Get name of class without instance

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Jun 24 18:25:21 CEST 2009


Bryan wrote:
> Given a class:
> 
> class Foo(object):
>     pass
> 
> How can I get the name "Foo" without having an instance of the class?
> 
> str(Foo) gives me more than just the name Foo.   "__main__.Account"
> Foo.__class__.__name__ gives me "type"
> 
> I don't want to do:
> Foo().__class__.__name__ if possible.  I would rather avoid the
> constructor.  I just want to get a string "Foo"
> 

You are going to kick yourself:

class Foo (object): pass

print Foo.__name__


TJG



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