Listing variables

Tim Chase python.list at
Sun Oct 25 12:01:06 CET 2009

> Say that a have:
> # file
> a=7
> At the prompt:
> import test
> dir()
> I would like to see the variables created in the test namespace.
> However, variable "a" does not appear in the list, only "test". Since
> I know that var "a" is reachable from the prompt by means of test.a,
> how can I list this sort of variables?


works for any scope you want (except in some C modules...was 
peeved at mod_python for this reason when I was playing with it a 
while back).  I use this for debugging all the time:


or if I want to remember some less-used method on a string/list/dict:



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