Get the class name

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sun Jun 7 20:59:12 EDT 2009

On 2009-06-07 15:41, Tuomas Vesterinen wrote:
> Kless wrote:
>> Is there any way of to get the class name to avoid to have that write
>> it?
>> ---------------
>> class Foo:
>> super(Foo, self)
>> ---------------
>> * Using Py 2.6.2
>  >>> class Foo(object):
> ... def cls(self):
> ... return self.__class__
> ...
>  >>> Foo().cls()
> <class '__main__.Foo'>

You definitely don't want to use that for super(). If you actually have an 
instance of a subclass of Foo, you will be giving the wrong information. 
Basically, there is no (sane) way to do what the OP wants. If there were, that 
information would not be necessary to give to super().

Robert Kern

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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